Lemonnier Mansion

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New Orleans , USA
640 Royal St
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At the corner of Royal and St Peter Sts, take a look at LeMonnier Mansion , commonly known to be New Orleans’ first skyscraper. Begun in 1795, the structure grew to three stories tall by 1811 (a 4th floor was added in 1876). Until that time, building was generally limited to two floors for fear that the swampy soil couldn’t support taller structures.