Mayor LaToya Cantrell is backing a proposal by the Hard Rock Hotel's developers to tear down three nearby buildings as part of their demolition plan.
Mayor Cantrell announced Monday that she would endorse knocking down two century-old structures on Canal Street and another building on Iberville Street to safely take down the Hard Rock wreckage.
Cantrell said she decided to support the additional demolitions after consulting with engineers who said the work is necessary to take the partially collapsed hotel down safely.
The developers request to knock down the three surrounding buildings will be reviewed by the Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commission at a meeting on January 8th.
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