Located at 325 Kent Avenue, the building will have a total of 500 apartments, 105 of which will be affordable units.
The lottery on those units is expected to go live in January next year. One of the rental buildings coming to the Domino Sugar Refinery site is making progress.
New construction photos show that work on the donut-shaped building at 325 Kent Avenue has reached the 11th floor. The CEO of Two Trees Management spoke with the New York Post and revealed the development firm is seeking a tech, creative or media firm to take up the entirety of the 380,000 square-foot building on Kent Avenue.
A developer had put forth the same idea back in 2001 but it was voted down by local residents due to due to it's potential to block waterfront views and the pollution the power plant would create.
Franck/Franck Bertacci Photograph Collection/Historic New Orleans Collection -- Fats Domino (seated) and Dave Bartholomew, his producer, co-songwriter and bandleader, at J&M Studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans circa 1956.
Contributed photo by Rob Carr/AP -- Fats Domino waves to crowd after briefly appearing on stage during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, May 7, 2006 after he canceled his performance.
Contributed photo by Alex Brandon/AP -- Fats Domino, photographed on March 9, 2007 as he checked on the progress of the rebuilding of his home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, which was flooded during Hurricane Katrina.
Domino never moved back to house, instead living out his life in Harvey.
Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., the pianist, singer and lifelong New Orleanian who was among the most successful but also the most modest of rock ’n' roll's founding fathers, died Tuesday at his home in Harvey. Domino’s rollicking piano, paired with a perpetually sunny voice colored by his native Creole patois, enlivened a remarkable string of million-selling singles in the 1950s, powering the transition of rhythm and blues into rock ’n' roll.
His enduring hits include “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Walking to New Orleans,” “Blueberry Hill," "I'm Walkin' " and "Blue Monday." He ranked among the top-selling artists of the 1950s and became an international star, touring the world tirelessly but always returning home to the Lower 9th Ward. The likes of Paul Mc Cartney, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, John Fogerty and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson have cited him as a major influence and inspiration.
In 1986 Domino joined Elvis Presley, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers and Little Richard as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's inaugural inductees. Fellow piano man Billy Joel gave the speech inducting him into the Hall of Fame, saying Domino "proved that the piano is a rock ’n' roll instrument."As the news of his death circulated Wednesday, admirers ranging from New Orleans music legends Aaron Neville and Dr. Jackson offered their condolences and praise on social media."You helped pave the way for New Orleans piano players," Harry Connick Jr. "See you on top of that blueberry hill in the sky."Domino was born in New Orleans on Feb. As a boy, he became obsessed with the piano, teaching himself to play along with songs on the radio with encouragement from his brother-in-law, a trumpeter named Harrison Verrett.
He started out performing on the side while doing odd jobs and delivering ice to make money.
Word of his exuberant approach to boogie-woogie piano spread, and he started attracting crowds to the Hideaway Club on Desire Street, in the Upper 9th Ward.
Visionary New Orleans bandleader, producer, songwriter, trumpeter and Imperial Records talent scout Dave Bartholomew “discovered” Domino there.
Their first collaboration, “The Fat Man,” recorded in December 1949 at Cosimo Matassa's J&M studio on North Rampart Street, is arguably one of the first true rock ’n’ roll records.