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Postmodern architect Charles Moore was known for his out-of-the-ordinary style, and his design of Piazza d'Italia, built in the CBD in 1978 to honor the Italian American population in New Orleans, is no exception. "Intended as a lynchpin for a new development, a gathering place by day or neon-lit night, the piazza instead fell into almost immediate disrepair...the piazza is yet to be absorbed into the city fabric, as Moore wanted it to be, and today remains a curiosity rather than a social center." [Arch Daily]