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New Orleans mayor orders review of hospital design

New Orleans Times Picayune, June 21, 2010

In his first major move concerning the teaching hospital slated for the city, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a 45-day review of the designs for the $1.2 billion, 424-bed successor to Charity Hospital. According to a letter to Timmy Teppell, Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff, and other state officials, Landrieu has instructed the City Planning Commission to assign Goody Clancy, the firm contracted to manage the city's master plan process, to conduct an "architectural peer review to improve the design."