renderings by Waggonner & Ball Architects
The long-abandoned Shell gas station at Lee Circle received the demo treatment in late March and in case you missed it, the site will be the future home to the Greater New Orleans Foundation. A tipster passed along the latest renderings by Waggonner & Ball Architects and they look pretty sleek (for a laugh, check out the mammoth modern structure that is clearly not going up here, but it did churn the ole' rumor mill last year). After the $8 million construction takes place, GNOF will move from their offices in the K&B Building across the street to this 20,000-square-foot set-up that will be a "flexible space" for non-profit groups, donors, and other do-gooders around town. Plans for the Center for Philanthropy, as it will be known, include an 1,100-square-foot coffee shop, office space for start-ups, and a library.