Standing at 23 stories and towering 335 feet above the city, the “Hibernia Tower” was the crown jewel of the downtown New Orleans skyline since it opened in 1921.
Designed by prominent architecture firm Favrot & Livaudais, the landmark New Orleans property was the city’s first modern skyscraper.
It was a cutting edge, state-of-the-art building when it opened. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in the South and held the record for New Orleans’ tallest skyscraper for 43 years. The building served as the headquarters of Hibernia National Bank for 65 years before Hibernia was acquired by Capitol One in 2005. After the acquisition, the regional banking headquarters were consolidated to another property.
HRI Properties purchased the property and worked to redevelop it into a mixed use, office and multifamily development. The building features 175 apartments, a Capital One branch on the first floor, and HRI’s corporate head quarters.
HRI Properties wrapped up a 13-month, $57.3 million renovation of the 23-story structure in 2013. And now is your chance to hear from the developer and get a behind the scenes look at the building.
The CREW Network, a real estate networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate, is leading a tour of Hibernia Tower on April 16, 2014. The tour will give a behind the scenes look at what went into the planning, financing, and development of the old Hibernia Bank Building, along with a cocktail party on the 15th floor.
You can register for the tour here.
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