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Musee Conti Wax Museum Closing, Condos May Rise in its Place

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NOLA.com reports today that the weird, family-run French Quarter wax museum Musee Conti will close its doors at the end of January. What's planned to go up in the museum's place? You guessed it: more condos!

Developer Jonathan Weber of Harry Baker Smith Architects want to create 16 high-end condominiums at the space that would include a "central courtyard, covered parking, balconies and access to a private pool." They have submitted these plans to the city.

The Weil family put the museum on the market in 2013, and they hope the wax figures—depicting life-size vignettes of Louisiana history—could still have a place in the redevelopment.

· After 51 years, Musee Conti in the French Quarter to close in January 2016 [NOLA.com]
· Mapping Condo and Apartment Projects in the Works [Curbed NOLA]