It’s Wednesday, October 1 and 11:21pm in Downtown New Orleans.
The Main Library, on the edge of New Orleans’ downtown Civic Center, opened in December, 1958. The building, encompassing three main floors and two sub-basements, is NOPL’s flagship location, providing the system’s largest collection of popular and research sources. The building also houses NOPL’s administrative offices, technical services, a technology center, and the YMCA’s adult literacy program.
DETAILS219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
$3.4 billion invested Downtown since 2005
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
New Orleans ranked #1 Top Cities for Information Jobs in the U.S. Forbes