The oldest, most unique, big, beautiful city in The South is returning to the upswing once again. Being the oldest city in the South and having lived the routine pattern of city growth, leveling off, decline, leveling off, and growing, again, several times since it's founding in 1699, New Orleans is returning to the cyclical pattern of growth which occurs, on an average, in most cities, every 30 to 40 years. Being in New Orleans, it is interesting watching some of the newer cities in the South experience growth, with excitement. It's nice to see other cities in the South develop that rock solid base which takes years to develop. The South's "different" city, that stands apart, has it's own identity, and is beyond the age of envy, is about to become more dense. With caution and detailed analysis, local leaders and developers are sifting through many projects that will change the landscape of Downtown New Orleans, as we know it, in the next decade. Announced just yesterday, to no one's surprise that is involved with the business scene in New Orleans, will be a new condo that reportedly will be 700 feet in the local paper...truth be told, this tower will be closer to 800 feet. On Canal Street, next to Saks Fifth Avenue, will be a new medium height Four Season's hotel. At the base of the new hotel, will be an extension of the upscale Canal Place Mall, with new tenants such as Tiffany & Co. This new hotel will be approximately 350 to 400 feet in height. Along the Riverfront of New Orleans over the Riverwalk Mall another 750 foot hotel is planned that will cater to the $450 Million expansion of the New Orleans Convention Center, which will make that center the third largest in the United States. To cater to the changing business climate of New Orleans, another 900 foot tower is in the works, that will be announced in the next year, that will contain a mixed bag of condo's, possible hotel rooms, and 750,000 sq. feet of new, Class A office space. There is also another 750 upscale condominium development in the preliminary stages that will be around 700 feet, but, it's still in the incubator stages, from what I'm hearing in the business community. Word is that another 2,000 condomiums are in planning stages, but, exact towers aren't released, not even to local leaders, as architecture and height are being drawn out today. So, as the South's most dense city, and North America's 6th most dense city, continues to truck along enjoying life at it's own pace, it is accepting and enjoying a return to the growth pattern that will likely last for another 30 odd years, and then will level off, again, for a spell. Watch New Orleans...it already has one of the most dense, unique, beautiful, spireless skylines in the United States...it's about to unveil more unique architecture that is rarely seen in other American cities that tend to stare and copy other cities. For skyscraper lovers...this will be fun.