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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_New_Orleans
New Orleans has many high-rises. But, they pre-date the arrival of Kailas Companies, which was created by an immigrant from India in 1990. So, it’s not like New Orleans couldn’t build a high-rise. This collapse is very problematic, because unless the United States starts restricting immigration, rather than expanding it, the entire country needs to move into high-rises. Yet, we cannot trust construction anymore. Earlier generations of immigrants had pride in their work. Look at Trump Tower. It’s been called a monument to the mob, but it is still standing! All but two of the New Orleans high-rises were built when Carlos Marcello ruled the city. We suspect that he loved, New Orleans, unlike the Kailas.
View from near collapsed hotel, when it was under construction.

WWL News Reporters try to interview Mohan Kailas and he hides:

Link to WWL News Report: https://youtu.be/bgOF3NtAmU8
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Owner and developer of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, Mohan Kailas, studied biology and law in India. He appears to have immigrated as part of family joining, since his brother Gowri studied mining engineering in New Mexico, and had himself listed in a 1971 book of “minority” graduates. Shockingly, people from India, like the Kailas’, are eligible for government contract set-asides, etc., originally intended for African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved. Mohan’s son, Praveen, studied business at Tulane, and was sent to jail for fraud, as explained in the video. The other son is a lawyer. The only engineer in the family appears to be the brother, who is a mining engineer. But, this isn’t a mine.

The site of this hotel should have been turned into a Civil Rights museum. The Kailas’ tore down the old Woolworth’s building, which was the site of Civil Rights sit-ins. Considering New Orleans’ reputation for historic preservation, the fact that the Woolworth’s building was torn down and replaced by this now collapsed monstrosity-in-the-making points toward fraud, in and of itself.

Protests at Woolworth’s: Stop 2 of 8 on the Modern Civil Rights in New Orleans tour” By Claire DeLucca https://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/1358?tour=90&index=1

The Kailas-owned Regions building serves as home base for several companies owned by brothers Mohan and Gowri Kailas and Mohan’s sons, Praveen and Naveen Kailas.” https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/investigations/david-hammer/wwl-questions-billing-by-contractor-tied-to-jindal-gov-promises-probe/289-412287342

Citadel has worked with Kailas on other projects, so they know each other.
Violations – LSLBC – Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Fined and assessed cost. Citadel Builders, L.L.C., Metairie, Louisiana, 8/15/2019, 2018-0507, Contracting with an unlicensed contractor. No contest plea and settlement offer accepted by the Board
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http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/violations/

Hard Rock Hotel owner missed deadline to pay for crane demolition: The demolition team required $5 million payment prior to implosion. Author: David Hammer / Eyewitness Investigator
Published: 7:20 PM CDT October 19, 2019 Updated: 12:30 AM CDT October 20, 2019 NEW ORLEANS — Danger and uncertainty surrounding the demolition of two massive and unstable cranes inside the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site has delayed the risky operation for a second day in a row…
” Read the article here: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/hard-rock-hotel-owner-missed-deadline-to-pay-for-crane-demolition/289-c80bd1e5-3b5b-4240-997b-a8a8ae0d8f9e

THE COURTS HAD BETTER TAKE AWAY PASSPORTS. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD BE FOUND GUILTY OF CORRUPTION IN RELATION TO THIS COLLAPSE.