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A row of townhouse-style units faces the ninth-floor terrace and pool deck.

930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans

930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans

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    A row of townhouse-style units faces the ninth-floor terrace and pool deck.

  • A variegated window pattern adds interest to the facade of 930 Poydras.

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    A variegated window pattern adds interest to the facade of 930 Poydras.

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    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple’s cross-section of the building.

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    The architects drew their inspiration for the community zones from the shared public spaces of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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    The projecting ninth-floor community space is known as the “sky lobby.”

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    Another view of the building’s exterior.

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    Industrial-style unit interiors feature exposed concrete.

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    Natural light floods the communal sky lobby.

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    Another view of the L-shaped sky lobby.

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    A pizzeria serves as one of the building’s ground-floor retail tenants.

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    Floor plans for 930 Poydras.

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At first glance, this sleek multifamily building in downtown New Orleans doesn’t immediately call to mind the city’s French Quarter. But one aspect of that historic neighborhood directly inspired architect Steve Dumez, FAIA. “In the French Quarter there’s a semi-private transition from private to public,” he says. “Our thought was, can we transform that into a denser, more high-rise model?” He and his team created a ninth-floor communal space featuring city views, a coffee bar, and WiFi. Outside, on the same level, an amenity-laden terrace tops the mixed-use project’s parking garage. “The terrace is terrific,” said a judge.


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