Why did they build New Orleans?

Why did they build New Orleans when it is mostly under sea level???

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  • 4 years ago

    New Orleans Below Sea Level

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Why did they build New Orleans?

    Why did they build New Orleans when it is mostly under sea level???

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  • 7 years ago

    Its true that most of the land within New Orleans is under sea level:

    http://www.uwec.edu/jolhm/eh3/group7/WhyNOVulnerab...

    This, however, is a relatively recent thing. For most of its history, the vast majority of developed city sat above sea level. This includes the French Quarter as well as most of Uptown, the 9th Ward, the Lower 9th Ward and Algeria (on the west bank of the Mississippi). A smart place to build a city, as it sits at the head of one of the most strategic places in continental America. At the beginning of the 20th century, however, man became more sure of her technological savvy and his ability to ignore the constraints of nature. Especially after WWII, city development was guided by economic rather than environmental forces. Its these areas which were the ones which flooded after Katrina. Sadly, it will be these areas which shall flood again when the next Katrina happens.

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  • AKT
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    7 years ago

    New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in the US.

    The French and Spanish didn't fight for it for nothing.

    New Orleans also has one of the most important ports in the nation.

    The city is getting better and better every year. And its NOT

    mostly under sea level.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I have no idea

    Rebuilding NOLA was a total waste of taxpayer dollars that will never show a positive ROI

    and the kind of bad political decision that makes countries go bankrupt

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  • 6 years ago

    we were drunk, it seemed like an a+ plan at the time, its going o.k.

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