Friday, September 21, 2007

Lake loomer

A three-building complex of towers, the Lakeway complex greets you on the drive into New Orleans coming across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. You can see the buildings from nearly 2o miles away and whatch them grow as you get nearer and nearer.

You are actually entering unincorporated, but urban, area known as Metairie when you come off the Causeway. This section from the Lake to Veterans Boulevard is often referred to as downtown Metairie because the highway is lined with tall buildings and the Lakeside Shopping Center, one of the busiest places in the region. That burst of businesses is because it is one of the few large shopping centers that survived the hurricane intact.

The Lakeway complex includes Three Lakeway shown above. The 34-story building houses the Marriott hotel. Views out over the Lake and toward downtown are spectacular. The building is about 7 miles from downtown New Orleans.

--steve buser

4 comments:

Rambling Round said...

A shining example of modern architecture...and a landmark that lets you know you're close to home. Anytime we went on a trip away from the small town in which I grew up, we started looking for the water tower miles away and competed to be the first to see it.

Wanda said...

That is a beautiful building..sorry I've been unable to visit your post lately, but I'm back.

lv2scpbk said...

I like the way the building looks like it has a blue tint to it.

Denton said...

Great photo.