This scheme is certainly no exception.
To Giorgio, who poured money into decorating his own property there with Roman columns and waving palms, the static canal between Tolmas Drive and Causeway Boulevard was, if not an eyesore, at least a wasted opportunity. Think of what developers do in Las Vegas, where water features are a bauble rather than a blemish. Couldn't Jefferson install similar fountains here?Nobody likes this fetid drainage water we've got running down the middle of the street. I know! Let's fire it at them through a cannon!
"I have been to Vegas, and they have the Bellagio. And how beautiful is that?" Giorgio said.
Metairie will find out soon. In late August, contractors will break ground -- or, water -- to install Giorgio's vision: six illuminated fountains that can change color in the Veterans canal, surrounded by landscaped canal banks.
Roman columns, waving palms, and "Vegas" style fountains. They just... could not be any more Metairie if they wanted to.