New Orleans Marine Hospital 1867 was Rammed Earth – Earth Architecture

New Orleans Marine Hospital 1867 was Rammed Earth

Eartharchitecture has an excellent story about the never completed New Orleans Marine Hospital. ‘The iron building, insulated with rammed earth, was thought to be lighter and therefore better suited to swampy local conditions, as well as fireproof. The proposal was innovative but the technology was costly, a sinkhole of federal money. Never completed, eventually demolished, the hospital was one of the most advanced buildings of its time, but it has been forgotten today.’

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