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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: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans
Phillis Wheatly Elementary School
Comments: New Orleans has a unique opportunity to redefine itself and be an example for other recovering communities. We have the chance to incorporate sustainable design from the ground up and encourage the re-use of existing buildings. Demolishing Phillis Wheatly would remove an historic, existing structure that defines and era and already incorporates sustainable design. This building is a necessary part of our history, as integral to the area as a shotgun house or a creole cottage. It is our mark on modern design and shows that we are a progressive city.