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appendix 10 part 3

selected photographs
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the rivergate before demolition, 1994

by allan karchmer

the historic new orleans collection
printed by jan white brantley


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1.
Exterior view from Canal and South Peters Streets showing entrance No. 1 and the Rivergate's position at the foot of Canal Street. Opposite the Rivergate on Convention Center Boulevard is first the World Trade Center, then the Hilton Hotel, and in the distance, the Crescent City Connection, dual bridges across the Mississippi River.


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Exterior view from Canal Street of entrance No. 2, the Rivergate's free form curving roof line, and North Hall.


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Exterior view of the Rivergate's porte-cochere and entrance No. 2, corner Canal Street and Convention Center Boulevard.

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4.
Exterior view showing the barrel roof, the sweeping curved Rivergate roof line on Poydras Street, and entrance No. 5 on Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard. On the right in front of the Rivergate is Place de France, an urban park designed for the historic Jeanne d'Arc monument. New Orleans skyline in the background.

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5.
Detail view of the gold leafed Jeanne d'Arc monument and the Rivergate's porte-cochere in the background, Convention Center Boulevard.


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6.
Detail view of entrance No. 5 on Poydras Street and Convention Center Boulevard.


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Interior view of the Great Hall showing barrel vaulted roof, looking toward South Peters Street.


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Interior view of the Great Hall showing folding wall which allowed versatility of space, looking toward Poydras Street.


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Interior view of the North Hall showing the massive oval ceiling fixture. topline2.gif (123 bytes)

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