I have to admit that one huge eyesore in Lake Charles has got to be the Capital One building. It has obviously seen better days but has been abandoned since Hurricane Laura, and Hurricane Delta in 2020. There has been plenty of talk about demolishing the building, and I have actually heard rumors that they may try and repair and reopen again. Many would wonder why do they continue to repair the building when this is one of the first landmarks that's often affected when Hurricanes hit the area. I am not the only one who thinks like this, there are many who have some observations on what they can do with the building along with other recommendations.

Check out 10 tweets that I came across from many who are familiar with the building that was once a beautiful part of the city's history. While there are some from 2021, many of these are from 2020. Almost 2 years later we are still awaiting what may come next, and we are a few months from another Hurricane season. Can we honestly say that we are ready for that?


In Lake Charles, we are a family and sure we may get knocked down, but we get back up. Now whether or not the Capital One Building will be knocked down and returned is an entirely different story. Just like everyone else I will wait around and see what's coming next.

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