NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Riverwalk on the New Orleans riverfront has been stripped to exposed concrete and beams, all evidence of a 1980s-era shopping mall hauled away.
By summer next year, developers with The Howard Hughes Corp. hope their new tenants in the planned Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will be open for business in a transformed space.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/186Kg5T ) the Dallas-based development company gathered city and business leaders Tuesday for a hard-hat tour of the $70 million construction project.
Construction is expected to be complete by late spring or early summer of next year.
The renovation will add 50,000 square feet, bringing it to a total 250,000 square feet. In some areas, the mall is widened 30 feet toward the land side and 90 feet toward the river.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com