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City Hall’s Council Chamber to close for first-ever renovation

Aiming for a modern appeal

Reflective windows bounce sunlight off New Orleans City Hall behind a park lined with lampposts on a brick pathway
New Orleans City Hall’s Council Chambers will be closed for renovations during the first quarter of 2018.
Photo by Vegasjo/Wikimedia Commons.

On Tuesday, New Orleans City Council announced it would hold off-site meetings on the West Bank as the Council Chamber undergoes renovations throughout first quarter of 2018.

The new updates to the chamber include energy-efficient LED lighting; upgraded electrical, communications, and audio systems; repainted interior; new carpeting and auditorium seating; and an ADA-compliant lectern for speakers.

The Council will hold its next six meeting on the West Bank in a building operated by the Orleans Parish School Board, located at 3520 General Degaulle Drive. Meetings usually held in the chamber by several boards and commissions will be rescheduled and listed on the council’s official website. New Orleans City Council held its last meeting at the chamber on December 14.

Since the Perdido Street City Hall opened in 1956, this will be the chamber’s first renovation on record.