List of Famous New Orleans Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous New Orleans Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the New Orleans skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. New Orleans architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in New Orleans are included on this list. Information about these New Orleans buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in New Orleans and older historic landmarks.

This list has a variety of buildings, like St. Louis Cathedral and One Shell Square, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in New Orleans?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in New Orleans. Famous architectural houses within the city of New Orleans are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    1010 Common

    1010 Common, located at 1010 Common Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 31-story, 438-foot-tall skyscraper. The building is adjacent to the 14-story Latter Center Garage & Annex. 1010 Common has architectural features of the late Art Deco and Nouveu period though it ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1970
    • Floors: 31
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    1250 Poydras Plaza

    1250 Poydras Plaza, located at 1250 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 24-story, 342 feet-tall skyscraper. In June 2010 the Unified Command moved its headquarters from the Dutch Royal Shell Conference Center in Robert, Louisiana to the building to deal with ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1979
    • Floors: 24
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    Tidewater Building

    The 1440 Canal, also formerly known as the Tidewater Building and Tidewater Place, located at 1440 Canal Street in the Medical District of the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is officially a 24-story, 288 feet-tall high-rise building designed in the by Kessels-Diboll-Kessels. The ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1971
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    1515 Poydras

    1515 Poydras, located at 1515 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 29-story, 341-foot-tall skyscraper.more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Floors: 29
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    1555 Poydras

    1555 Poydras, located at 1555 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 22-story, 262 feet -tall skyscraper.more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Floors: 22
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    225 Baronne Street

    225 Baronne Street, located at 225 Baronne Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 29-story, 362 feet -tall skyscraper. Between 2013 and 2015 the building underwent a $100 million renovation to convert the former office building into a 188 room Aloft Hotel and 192 ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1965
    • Floors: 29
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    The Aldrich-Genella House is a historic house located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 8, 1980.more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Style: Second Empire, Renaissance architecture
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    Amoco Building

    Orleans Tower, located at 1340 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 20-story, 280 feet-tall skyscraper designed in the international style by 3D/International. The international style grew in popularity during the sixties and seventies after the world renowned ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1977
    • Floors: 21
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    Bank of Louisiana

    Bank of Louisiana building is located at 334 Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1973. It currently serves as a police sub-station with a tourist information desk.more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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    Blue Plate Building

    The Blue Plate Building, is a building in the Gert Town section of New Orleans, Louisiana, at 1315 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway at the corner of Earhart Boulevard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2008. Its NRIS reference number is 08000989. Built in 1941 in the ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1941
    • Style: Streamline Moderne
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    Bullitt-Longenecker House

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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    Chevron Place

    New Orleans Exchange Centre, formerly known as Chevron Place, located at 935 Gravier Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 21-story, 238 feet-tall skyscraper designed in the international style by Stanley Muller & Associates. Kingfish Development purchased the building ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1981
    • Floors: 21
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    Confederate Memorial Hall

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    Confederate Memorial Hall is a museum located in New Orleans, Louisiana containing historical artifacts related to the Confederate States of America and the American Civil War. It is historically also known as "Memorial Hall". It houses the second largest collection of Confederate Civil War items in the ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1890
    • Style: Romanesque architecture
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    Criminal Courts Building

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Style: Art Deco
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    The Energy Centre, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 39-story, 530 feet -tall skyscraper designed by HKS, Inc.. It is the fourth tallest building in both the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. A four story parking garage is adjacent to the tower, one ...more

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    • City/Town: Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Floors: 39
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    Entergy Tower

    Entergy Tower, located at 639 Loyola Avenue in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 28-story, 360 feet-tall skyscraper. The building used to have the Consulate-General of Japan in New Orleans. In 2006 Japan announced that it was moving the consulate to Nashville, Tennessee. The ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans Central Business District, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1983
    • Floors: 28
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    Benson Tower

    Benson Tower, located at 1450 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 26-story, 406 feet-tall skyscraper. The building was purchased by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on September 15, 2009 and renamed the Benson Tower. In 2012, Ochsner Health System moved ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1989
    • Floors: 26
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    Flint-Goodridge Hospital of Dillard University

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Style: Streamline Moderne
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    Freeport McMoRan Building

    Freeport McMoRan Building, located at 1615 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 23-story, 276-foot-tall skyscraper.more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1984
    • Floors: 23
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    Gallier Hall

    Gallier Hall is a historic building on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the former New Orleans city hall, and continues in civic use. Gallier Hall is located on St. Charles Avenue at Lafayette Square in the Central Business District. The building was originally designed to be the city ...more

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    • City/Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1845
    • Style: Greek Revival
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