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MOONWALK IMPROVEMENTS & French Market Riverfront Promenade New Orleans, Louisiana
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Aerial View
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Railing Detail
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Guardhouse and Ramp
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Project Profile:
The French Market Riverfront Promenade project is part of the on-going urban design improvements for the New Orleans Riverfront. The Audubon Institute commissioned E. Eean McNaughton Architects to extend from the Moonwalk and Woldenberg Park a pedestrian access to the only remaining levee in the Vieux Carre.

In a previous project, our firm developed and implemented the concept of providing pedestrian access to the riverfront from Dumaine and St. Philip Streets by penetrating the existing Corp of Engineers flood wall. The promenade project completes the linkage from the French Market and the Vieux Carre to the river and provides a linear park on the levee. Benches, trees and carefully designed lighting provide public amenities. Pedestrian ramps and steps provide unlimited access for both the physically challenged and all other users.

Owner: The Audubon Institute

Firm responsibilities:
Urban Planning and design, Contract Documents and Construction Administration
Phase I Cost: $300,000 Completed: 1997
Phase II Cost: $950,000 Completion: January 2000