Final Elevation Design v2 ( Free PDF )


  • Introduction
  • Web design guidelines
  • Building regulations
  • Drawing instructions
  • Best Graphics – Next Steps
  • Building height
  • Commercial buildings
  • Modern buildings
  • Ingredients
  • Annex


Natural and historical disasters Louisiana’s best the effects of hurricanes and floods on people and places in Louisiana are well known. When Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005, the effects of the nation’s worst natural disaster were immediately seen and felt in Louisiana and by Americans across the country. Then came hurricanes Rita (September 2005), Gustav (September 2008), and Ike (September 2008). Wind and water damage from this storm alone destroyed,000 homes in Louisiana and damaged much of the rest of the Gulf of Mexico. Although Louisiana has finished rebuilding, there is still much work to be done, especially in mitigating future risks.

Although most of the properties affected by the recent hurricane were non-historic, the storm’s impact on historic buildings in the area was significant and unprecedented in the country. In many communities, many important historical structures have been ripped from their foundations, and some have been damaged beyond salvage. Many of these properties were eventually demolished due to health and safety concerns.

Due to this unprecedented level of destruction and loss, future preservation of historical assets in the GO Region has become extremely important due to the extent and damage to the past. Other buildings represent a special place that needs to be protected, more than ever, as public property. These buildings also have a unique architectural and design style that many historical organizations seek to preserve and enhance.

The primary goal of this effort is to reduce the effects of future high floods and preserve the physical integrity and character of historic buildings. One of the most important results in concrete terms is the aim of this work is to reduce the height of historic buildings and thus preserve their history in comparison with other historic buildings in each historic district, thus preserving the architectural character of each historic district as a whole.

DHP recognizes the importance of health safety issues and recognizes that in some parts of the country there is no option but to impose higher levels. Depending on the height requirement of the monumental structure and its original height and shape, this proposal may result in historic buildings that do not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s requirements. However, these guidelines will help provide flexibility to modernize historic buildings where possible.

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