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It's not just contemporary--falling concrete was a problem in 1958. Falling concrete in the CBD A story on the front page of the Times-Picayune on 26-January-1958 has contemporary ring to it. "Falling Concrete Nearly Hits Pedestrian, 2 in Auto." The location was the Maritime Building, at 800 Common (corner Carondelet). While the outcome is similar to the falling concrete at the Plaza Tower building in recent years, this incident appeared to be a one-off. The building, which is still there, opened in 1895. The concrete originated from a cornice on the eighth floor corner. Like the modern incidents, NOPD blocked...
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