Location: N 29.95181, W 90.07894 (approximate)
This approximately 25-story high rise commercial building just east of the New Orleans Superdome suffered widespread glazing damage. Half of the windows on the west (Figure 1) and north (Figure 2) facades were broken. The glazing was a mix of 1/4-in insulated and annealed glass. There was little glazing broken on the east facade. Safety film appears to have prevented fallout of some broken glass (Figure 3).
Figure 3: Broken but not fallen glass on the north façade of the building.
Photo: K. Porter (for MCEER)
Submitted by Keith Porter and Gilberto Mosqueda
October 4, 2005