When a city or a portion of the city gets destroyed, it just does not look right. It also attracts squatters to the area. New Orleans is considered home by many people, and these people deserve to have a nice city to call home, and not just destroyed buildings all around.
Many people had to flee New Orleans after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. With that, the city really saw a slump in tourism too. Restoring New Orleans will make it feel like it used to, full of life and history. Building it new will just make it another new city.
New Orleans should be rebuilt and restored, because it is a beautiful city with lots of culture and unique heritage that need to be preserved for future generations. However, every individual that chooses to live in areas of the city that were flooded during Hurricane Katrina should rebuild there at his or her own risk. The dangers of living below sea level are now well known, and whoever chooses to take that risk needs to be able and willing to live with the possible consequences.
New Orleans has a long and rich history in America, and it should be restored and protected against the next disaster, before it strikes the area. It's not as if New Orleans has been completely deserted, because people still live there. And as long as people are willing to live there, there is no reason the city should not be restored.
New Orleans is a historical, cultural, tourist and entertainment capital of the south and the United States as a whole. Because of this it can bring in a lot of money to the state of Louisiana (which has been beaten up by mother nature in recent years). Furthermore, it brings in foreign tourists from all around the world and it holds one of the only Carnival Celebrations in the United States.
There are an insane amount of reasons. One being that New Orleans is a part of America, and we never want any place that has history within us to be forgotten. The New Orleans Saints just won a Super Bowl this year, and it would hurt all of the fans to not rebuild fully. With all the things that have happened in southern states along the Gulf Of Mexico, we owe it to all the people there to do all we can to make New Orleans beautiful again. In New Orleans they've got Mardi Gras once a year. F.E.M.A should be sanctioned for the bad job they did getting people to safety during hurricane Katrina. If anything, people should offer their help to rebuild if they have the time to do so. This is not an opinion, this is a necessity.
New Orleans is a vital city and didn't deserve its fate from hurricane Katrina. The city should be rebuilt, but stronger, with better reinforcements and safeguards in place should another catastrophic hurricane hit the area. New Orleans is a fun, thriving city with a lot of history. It deserves another shot, and it should come back better than ever. There is no question about this. It's a city in the United States, home to many people. It has to be fixed.
The city of New Orleans should be fully rebuilt and restored because of it's historical and cultural significance in the United States. The individuals that were displaced by Hurricane Katrina deserve to be aided in rebuilding their lives and community in the manner they see fit to continue to contribute to the nation as a whole.
Restoration and rebuilding of New orleans should definitely be pursued. It is a city with a wealth of historical value, cultural diversity as well as beauty. However that being said, more research and development needs to be invested in the protection of the city from future natural disasters. the city sits at sea level and need to have adequate protection from the elements.
Nowhere in the United States is immune to disaster. The midwest has tornados and snow. California has earthquakes. The northwest has blizzards. Moreover, much of New Orleans' damage from Katrina was due to either poorly designed levies or damage done to the wetlands by the oil and gas industry. Given all of these facts, rebuilding New Orleans is the only moral thing to do. The rest of America has benefitted from the cheaper gas that was directly tied to the destruction of Louisiana's wetlands, which were the natural barrier to hurricanes. The levies were built in a shoddy fashion; New Orleans can be safe if we invest in decent flood protection; Holland is much more vulnerable naturally, but totally safe! Most importantly, if we are going to call ourselves Americans, we must protect and preserve all of our nation, including New Orleans.
New Orleans was home to a good many people. It was also a very popular tourist attraction. Those people that call New Orleans home most definitely want their homes back I am sure. I know I would had my home been destroyed. I believe maybe they should build a wall around the city maybe.
I think New Orleans should have a safer and more prominent landscape than what has been made for the city before. If they create better flood blockages, then the city won't get flooded and create a really bad situation for people to live their. It is a nice place to live and raise a family, but it should be kept above ground and not submersible from water.
When something awful happens in the United States it is suppose to be so that we come together, as a country, and find a way to fix the problem at hand. It has been far to long since Katrina hit New Orleans, and it is time that we finally come together, and give the people of this great place there home back. It is important to restore so that the great people of New Orleans can have there lives back after the terrible disaster that occurred, they deserve to know that they have not been forgotten.
There are many areas of the country where natural disasters are common place but each time disaster strikes, people rebuild and go on. To leave New Orleans in shambles because it's a low-lying area would be like saying California should be left broken, after the next earthquake because it happens all the time, anyway. There is actually no where on the planet that is completely safe. One just has to pick up the pieces after a disaster, and start all over. If we didn't do that, we'd have very little land left to live on. The residents of New Orleans want their town rebuilt. Many have been born and grew up there and they love their city. I think that if the engineers would do their job properly, there would be less danger to the area, in the long run.
New Orleans was a city long before the United States came into existence and therefore should be restored and rebuilt. Natural disasters occur everywhere and there hasn't been anywhere else the United States hasn't rebuilt- Florida for example. New Orleans is also the historical site for unique foods and music so it should be preserved as a world heritage site.
The destruction of New Orleans was to much more than just the architecture there. What may be a building to an outsider could mean years of history, endless stories, and cultural meaning to the residents who live there. If my town was destroyed by flooding or any other disaster, I would want it rebuilt, and I'm sure the New Orleanians feel the same way.
I don't see why the city of New Orleans should not be rebuilt. I don't think that federal tax dollars should be used though. It seems to me that we have spent enough federal money on the city. Now we should let the free market take over and see what happens. Yes the city should have an opportunity to rebuild.
In light of the recent flood of donations and aid to Haiti, I am left wondering why New Orleans has been nearly forgotten, years after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the city. Are the people of the Big Easy any less deserving of aid and assistance? If we can help people in a country just off the coast, we can also rebuild, re-house and repopulate the city of New Orleans--which has been a part of our history since the time our country began.
It should be fully rebuilt and restored because it is a city full or history and one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Dating back to when the French and Spanish occupied it. Letting it decay would be a real mistake. Also it is what many people call home and they have the right for their homes to be built again.
I believe that it is important that New Orleans is rebuilt and restored.
When something awful happens in the United States it is suppose to be so that we come together, as a country, and find a way to fix the problem at hand. It has been far too long since Katrina hit New Orleans, and it is time that we finally come together, and give the people of this great place there home back. It is important to restore so that the great people of New Orleans can have there lives back after the terrible disaster that occurred, they deserve to know that they have not been forgotten.
Even though you may disagree with reconstructing the city, it must be rebuilt. So many innocent lives were taken away from the strike of Katrina. Having to just let them suffer is too gruesome. New Orleans is too poor to save themselves on their own. They need their city back. They are begging. It is our share to help them out.
The reason I think we should rebuild new Orleans is because a lot of people use to live there and they weren't the richest people. Lots of them had no jobs or way of transportation so therefore I believe that it needs to be rebuilt by the government. Many people were left homeless after the horrid event, I think it is the governments job to make sure that people who have been through things like this need the governments help. The government needs to make sure these people have a place to live, clothes, and food to eat. People deserve to be treated with respect no matter how much money they have. Everyone needs a helping hand once in a while.
New Orleans is an American icon, rich in history and culture. Mistakes in city planning and city administration were what lead to the horrible tragedy that unfolded after the hit by Hurricane Katrina. Ultimately, it was determined that the levies were not built to proper specifications. If the levy system is rebuilt and reinforced, and a solid evacuation plan created, this kind of disaster can be avoided in the future. Rebuilding New Orleans will make the city the great tourist destination that it has always been and improve the lives of the citizens who have suffered and struggled to survive, and deserve to thrive.
New Orleans should be rebuilt and restored because it is one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S. It is also a valuable seaport that has a significant effect on the national economy. Aside from practical reasons, rebuilding New Orleans would provide a psychological boost to the country, displaying determined resilience.
I can't believe people insist on fighting against nature and what is naturally happening. The city will eventually be part of the sea. Not only is it pointless, it is a battle that can't be won. The city has continually battled flooding and that will only increase in the future. To those who say its got a lot of history, that is very true. But holding on to a sinking city isn't wise.
All the defenses put in New Orleans somehow made it worse, for example diverting the Mississippi River stopped silt from being taken down and deposited, meaning that the natural restoration of the land no longer happened. Also the sea defenses were on weak clay meaning that they were easily destroyed and furthermore the destruction of the marshes meant that New Orleans was destroying its natural barrier against hurricanes. Finally New Orleans is sinking every year so it's becoming more and more vulnerable.
They are sitting below sea level with walls holding back the water. Everyone rushed to help them even though they put themselves in that position. When Sandy hit NJ they offered no help to us whatsoever. They only offer excuses and try to downplay Sandy. I can't wait until the next storm to take out New Orleans so I can watch it on tv and not help like i foolishly did last time. They want help but won't offer it to anyone else in the same position.
New Orleans is not only 20 feet below sea level in some areas, but it sinks about an inch every year. Eventually it will be become the lake nature intends it to be. It is geographically a bowl shape, and surrounded by water on all sides. Had the Mississippi's course not been altered, it would have run right through and overtaken the land where the city lays now.
New Orleans had problems during Hurricane Katrina because of its geography. It's located in a bowl shaped hill, and the city is at the lowest point of the hills surrounding it. There are also several canals that with even a tropical storm, could push the water, creating a giant wave that could be a potential storm surge. It would also take billions of tax payers' dollars that can't be spent for other things that would help our country.
New Orleans is under soil which is mostly clay, every year it sinks by a inch or so, if we did rebuild the levees, how could we contend with such unstable ground? Also, the annual storm season is coming up, which means we won't have enough time to build levees in the first place, let alone one to withstand a category 5 hurricane, the wetlands, which provides a anti barrier against the storms urge, is being eroded away due to the damming of the Mississippi river which restricts sediment flow to the wetlands which further adds to the vulnerability of new Orleans
Our world is changing and will continue to change. The water levels are rising. We can rebuild New Orleans, but we should not restore it. When we rebuild, we need to do it in a way that takes into consideration the effects of global climate change and the rising level of the water. If we just rebuild it the way it was before, then the next time it floods, we'll have similar issues to deal with again. As the water rises, this is going to happen in more cities. We need to be prepared and ready to change our living space, as nature requires.
While New Orleans is a city of cultural and historical significance, and I believe certain portions of the area should be restored and preserved, so much of the city is at future risk, as far as natural disasters are concerned. Given that much of the region is under sea level, and the history of tropical disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico, it is reasonable to assume that even the construction of a more complete levee would not be enough to prevent future destruction of rebuilt houses. Should residents decide to rebuild of their own volition, perhaps a city statute could declare that holding flood insurance for the property is mandatory, similar to the requirement for car owners to hold insurance. This would help ease the societal and governmental burden when the rebuilt houses are inevitably damaged in a future natural disaster. And, it would ensure the sincerity of those desiring to rebuild.
Why rebuild a city when the issues that caused the situation to happen have not been corrected? That would be like building a house at the bottom of Niagara Falls. If we are going to pour tax dollars to rebuild, then the logical thing to do would either be to fix the levy system first, or to build the city away from flood zones.
The fifth ward of New Orleans is below sea level. It is also bordered by the Mississippi River and the ship channel to the ocean. If it were not for the ship channel and levees, the area would already be underwater. It is foolish to build there unless it was built in the style of Venice, to accommodate the water. Do not build on volcanoes, for the likelihood of buildings being ripped apart at the next eruption. Do not build in high risk flood zones for risk of flooding. It is just common sense. Those who were allowed to build there before should be compensated for their homes under eminent domain, because the area meets the true definition of blight. Then bull-doze all homes, turn it into parks or wildlife preserves, and move the humans to sea level or higher ground.
It is understandable that the people of New Orleans would like to rebuild their city. No one wants to leave their hometown. However, the city is built in an area where hurricanes and flooding will be a constant danger. It is likely that another hurricane will hit this area and more devastation will follow. The parts of the city that are most susceptible to being flooded again should not be rebuilt. It is unsafe for people to live there.
New Orleans was home to many people and many are sad because of the horrific event of hurricane Katrina. How do you think people will feel if we rebuild new Orleans and another hurricane comes and destroys it yet again? Then it will not only be the result of a second heartbreak but a waste of millions and millions of dollars. If it so happens that another hurricane comes and wipes out new Orleans again what are we going to do, rebuild it? If we rebuild new Orleans we are rebuilding a crime scene. The homicide rate in new Orleans stands 10 times the national average. Police inspired little trust in the and the witnesses refuse to testify in court. In an experiment policed fired 700 blank gun rounds in a new Orleans neighborhood and nobody picked up the pone to report it. So if we rebuild new Orleans can we rebuild every other areas that have been destroyed by natural disasters?