World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (226 votes)

Louisiana Superdome

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New Orleans, United States.

Photo of Louisiana Superdome
Photo by flickr user howieluvzus
Pin It

Described as the world's largest fixed dome structure at 680ft, the Louisiana Superdome was designed to resist winds up to 200mph. Hurricane Katrina tried its hardest in 2005, when its 145 mph winds blew away two sections of the roof while more than 10,000 people sought refuge inside. It did, however, remain structurally sound. It covers 13 acres and scales 27 stories. The idea for the Superdome was born while David Dixon was attempting to convince the NFL to award a franchise to New Orleans. Perhaps part of its misfortune stems from the fact that a cemetery was demolished in order to make way for the stadium.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia

    Gaudí’s phenomenal neogothic masterpiece (‘the last great sanctuary of Christendom’), although yet incomplete, contains his gre…

  • Sydney Opera House

    Significantly more graceful and elegant than the rest of Sydney, the Opera House is beautiful from all angles, and worth lookin…

  • Empire State Building

    Once again New York’s tallest building, this Art Deco structure rises 1,252 feet (381metre) from the ground, with 102 floors an…

Nearby Experiences

  • Lalaurie Mansion

    The Lalaurie Mansion is an old and eerie place, as all haunted houses should be. But its story is even less savoury than most.…

  • Beauregard-Keyes House

    During the day this museum tells the story of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, the Confederate General best remembere…

  • Trashy Diva

    A winner for the best name and for being a store where you could have a corset custom-made. With vintage inspired clothing and…

Related links

Contribute to this page