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Blakeview: One Shell Square 

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One of the places featured in the garbage can commercial is One Shell Square, where the trash can and his friends can be seen dancing up and down the steps. Did you know the 51-story, 697-foot-tall building is the tallest in both New Orleans and Louisiana? For four years in its early history, it was even the tallest building in the Southeast (though the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta surpassed it in 1976). Located at St. Charles Avenue and Poydras Street, the limestone-and-glass skyscraper opened in 1972. It was developed by Gerald D. Hines and designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architectural firm. The office building, whose main tenant and namesake is Shell Oil Company, was sold last year to Hertz Investment Group.


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