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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of State of Louisiana, LA Dept of Education/Recovery School District (RSD) Proposal to Demolish and Replace the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, 2300 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: David Wright
City: New Orleans, LA
Phillis Wheatley Elementary
Comments: Look at that structure. This is one of the most amazing buildings I have ever seen. It seems perfectly suited for rehabilitation and is already raised well above any new flood requirements. This building is a model for how new buildings should be built in this area. Demolition of this structure would be a travesty.

It is really sad that UNIQUE cultural facilities are being erased from the landscape. I don't understand the rush to remove this - something this special deserves all consideration possible for re-use. Nothing put in its place will compare to the innovation and vision of the current building. Please reconsider demolition and save this treasure to inspire future generations.