|Lots of wrought iron and cast iron work all over the city|
|interesting door panels|
The city was not evenly flooded...I thought the entire city was under water when the levees broke but there are parts that were NOT flooded, some that were just a little flooded, and some majorly flooded. The city is approximately 50% high ground and 50% low ground, so different areas were affected differently depending on income level, and real estate location. Water control is the city's major concern--they are surrounded on three sides by water, it rains an average of 65" per year, so water control is ALWAYS a problem. I saw an article in a local newspaper where they are having problems with the water pipes and pumping systems continually breaking. It seemed like there was ground construction everywhere, crews working on streets and water lines.
|Corner building architecture|