Why? The foreground buildings were all demolished in the early 1980's to make room for expansion of Baptist (now Ochsner) Hospital. Behind them is visible the old K&B Drugs (sold to Rite-Aid) store located at the corner of Napoleon and Claiborne Avenue, which now houses a Touro clinic.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel – completed in the mid-Seventies – can be seen in the distance, next to the Louisiana (now Mercedes-Benz) Superdome.
The photograph was taken atop the still-standing original hospital parking facility, looking ENE.
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