More than five years after being inundated with over than 5 feet of storm surge which compromised the exterior on five of its six floors, The Towers Building in Slidell is reopening this week.
The Towers Building post Katrina
The Towers Building - 2011
The parish bought the building, called The Towers, in December 1991 from Pelican Homestead and Savings for $250,000 to use as the state's public health unit, with eventual plans to make the building its main office space in eastern St. Tammany.
The long-vacant building, which the bank had repossessed, needed significant structural repairs, and the parish had to remove asbestos throughout, before it could occupy the first offices in March 1993.
The Towers Building is the parish's all-in-one location for residents who live in eastern St. Tammany. Returning to the renovated building are the following agencies:
- Registrar of Voters
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office
- St. Tammany Parish Department of Permits & Regulatory
- St.Tammany Parish Community Action Agency
- St.Tammany Parish Assessor and the parish's
- St.Tammany ParishArchive Management office
- St.Tammany Parish Clerk of Court