Owen E. Brennan, Jr., President of the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, presides over the groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Orleans Convention and Exhibition Center, January 23, 1981. Among the dignitaries present are:
front row, from left, Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman, Councilman Jim Singleton, Mayor Ernest N. Morial, Governor David C. Treen (hidden by the podium), Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, unidentified, Archbishop Philip Hannan, unidentified;
second row, from left, Attorney General William J. Guste, Jr., Commissioner of Insurance Sherman Bernard; second row, from right, Moon Landrieu, Ray Liuzza.
Photographer unknown.

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