Credit: George Long
The fair did much for New Orleans. The Convention Center would be expanded to become the sixth largest in the country. The Riverwalk is still there, reopening this summer as an upscale outlet mall. The Warehouse District went from a ratty, run-down collection of century old storage sheds to a showplace of high-fashion condos in a new, sought-after residential district. And where the Shuttle Enterprise once perched, cruise ships now dock, bringing thousands of tourists to New Orleans each week.