New Orleans City Plate
Pop. 485,000 (2006); 1.4 million (pre-Katrina)
America’s capital of culture – devastated by floods during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The massive scale of the flooding is frightfully apparent; the white area on this particular plate represents the parts of the city that were flooded. The Mississippi River curves across the plate in a swath of blue; Audubon Park – on the river’s bank – and City Park, adjacent to Lake Pontchartrain, are rendered in green.
While two other cities immortalized in the series – Las Vegas and Dubai – are experiencing record influxes of capital and growth, New Orleans is still struggling. One of America’s richest cultural bastions, New Orleans is still in need of a tremendous capital infusion.
- Dimensions: Ø 12"