Six Flags New Orleans: 5 Years Later

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In 2009, the city of New Orleans terminated its 75-year lease with Six Flags, Inc. After flooding during Hurricane Katrina, the amusement park had for four years sat abandoned on the eastern edge of the city. Today, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster, redevelopment plans have fallen through and the site remains an eerie reminder of a more carefree time.


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Julie Dermansky is a multimedia reporter and artist based in New Orleans. She is an affiliate scholar at Rutgers University's Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Visit her website at www.jsdart.com.

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