It’s Monday, September 22 and 11:13am in Downtown New Orleans.
Spain dedicated this plaza in 1976 to the City of New Orleans in remembrance of their common historical past and as a pledge of fraternity in the future. At its focal point is a fountain surrounded by the seals of the provinces of Spain.
Today, Spanish Plaza, located next to the Riverwalk Marketplace near the World Trade Center, is a common meeting place for those frequenting the attractions of the downtown area.
Originally known as Eads Plaza, the square was first intended to memorialize the engineer who improved the navigability of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Located near many of New Orleans’ greatest attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Americas, Riverwalk Shopping Center, and the Harrah’s casino; Spanish Plaza is a convenient meeting and resting spot before hitting the next item on your to-do list.
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New Orleans, LA 70130
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
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"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
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$3.4 billion invested Downtown since 2005
Downtown is a collage of 8 distinct neighborhoods that includes 4 historic districts.