1984 WORLD’S FAIR, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

 

Services: Master Planning & Lead Design Team

Client: Louisiana World Exposition, Inc.

The 1984 World’s Fair transformed a decaying industrial area into a vibrant postmodern festival, spurring redevelopment of the entire downtown and riverfront area of New Orleans. Perez served as the Master Planner and Lead Design Team and created one of the most notable aspects of the fair: the Mississippi Aerial River Transit (or MART), an aerial gondola traversing the river from the CBD to Algiers Point, built to showcase non-polluting commuter transit options.