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bryanmantezoni wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas2,806 contributions1,310 helpful votes
This place was a block away from our hotel Hilton Riverside and it was very easy to walk and wonder around, there are a few shops and restaurants but we got bored after one hour and decided to walk to the real French Quarter.
Date of experience: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
GReyMaiden wrote a review Oct 2019
Maidenhead, United Kingdom2,922 contributions272 helpful votes
Situated in the warehouse district this would be one to miss. A very odd and dated architectural homage to Italy. Strange, ugly and out of place.
Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Rdennisjr wrote a review May 2018
Gretna, Nebraska312 contributions34 helpful votes
A classic example of post-modern architecture. Temporarily closed for reconstruction and usually a pretty empty plaza but for students of architecture history it’s worth a stop.
Date of experience: May 2018
Ciahasher wrote a review Apr 2018
Houston, Texas1,046 contributions321 helpful votes
I’ve been by this place many times. I guess if you are into architecture, it has appeal but that’s not me. I think it looks out of place in the surroundings. For most of 2017, it was undergoing renovation. It looks like that is mostly done. (March 2018) The place is free to visit so that’s good as I doubt many people would pay to see this place. It’s located quite close to the casino so if you are curious about it, stroll by if you are in the area. But it’s definitely not worth the effort, unless you are an architecture aficionado. …
Date of experience: April 2018
The_Loup_Garou wrote a review Jan 2018
Phoenix, Arizona159,216 contributions2,552 helpful votes
We had toured “around” Piazza d’Italia, on our previous visit, walking past it, on three sides. Unfortunately, it was completely fenced in, for, what appears to be, total restoration. Though we only walked two sides on this trip, 6 mos later, it does not appear that much has been done, and I hope that work has not stopped on this lovely piazza. We were at the dedication of the Piazza, in 1978, IIRC, and remember the fanfare. It was hailed as both great art, and architecture. Then, we moved from the City, and did not stay in the Central Business District all that often, for almost a decade. When we returned to the Piazza d’Italia, it was looking a bit shabby, and I suppose that Hurricane Katrina did not help a lot. I am not sure if the redevelopment, and construction in the area has hurt the Piazza, but it was in need of a facelift, which it appears to be getting. At the moment (December, 2017), there is not much to see of its former glory, and beauty – other than construction fencing. I hope that by our next visit to New Orleans, the work will have been completed, and it will regain that former glorly.…
Date of experience: December 2017