Launch Slideshow

Esto photographer Jeff Goldberg tours houses in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

Esto photographer Jeff Goldberg tours houses in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Make It Right, Two Family Home, Location: New Orleans LA, Architect: Frank O Gehry

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    Jeff Goldberg

    Make It Right, Rebuilding Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Make It Right, Rebuilding Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, Morphosis Architects

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    Make It Right, Rebuilding 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Make It Right, Rebuilding 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Make It Right, Rebuilding Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Make It Right, Rebuilding Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faced the difficult task of rebuilding, with the Lower 9th Ward becoming a focal point of the reconstruction efforts. The Make It Right Foundation enlisted the help of architects from around the world—including David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA; Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA; Frank O. Gehry, FAIA; and Thom Mayne, FAIA—to assist in the design efforts for this particularly devastated region. Esto photographer Jeff Goldberg recently paid a visit to Gehry Partners’ Two Family Home in the Lower 9th, and returned a collection of images of the new buildings in the area. 

With the recent devastation inflicted upon New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut by Hurricane Sandy, the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans may serve as an inspiration for how architects can—and should—contribute to affected communities.

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