Location: N 29.95542, W 90.07661 (approximate)
This seven-story steel-frame building was flooded to the depth of approximately 1m for about two weeks. It has no basement, no major building service equipment at first-floor level, and few broken windows, so damage was limited primarily to architectural finishes at the ground floor. At the time of the MCEER reconnaissance, a contractor was demolishing ground floor drywall and drying the building.
Figure 1: Northwest and southwest façade of Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. Note yellow air hoses or ducts from drying equipment under the right-hand pedestrian overpass.
Photo: K. Porter (for MCEER)
Submitted by Keith Porter and Gilberto Mosqueda
October 4, 2005