Controversial CBD hotel project weathers public thrashing | NOLA.com

The prospect of a wrecking ball tearing through the tchotchke-selling tourist shop and nearby kiosk hawking Cajun country alligator tours at the corner of the Tchoupitoulas and Canal streets produced no complaints in the crowd.

But knocking down four mid-19th century townhouses to build a 250-foot high hotel tower on their remains … well, that touched some nerves.

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