The Odeon

30-story mixed-use tower

New Orleans

The Odeon

South Central Operation

At 30 stories, the Odeon is the tallest building to be constructed in the Crescent City since the 1980s. The building includes 25 levels of residential space and four levels of retail and parking. One floor is dedicated to building amenities, including a 15,500-square-foot outdoor pool deck and lounge.

Construction began in August 2018. Ceco was responsible for the concrete frame, including all concrete formwork and excavation for foundations. Ceco supplied/installed 20,000 cubic yards of concrete, 1,500 tons of reinforcing steel, 360,000 pounds of post-tensioning cables and a barrier cable system. Ceco’s concrete pumping services included providing a placing boom and concrete finishing.

Ceco used a post-tensioned flat plate structural system for the 414,000-square-foot building. Formwork systems included Ceco’s Speed Deck, HV, Perimeter Panels and Barrier Screen Lite. The team used exterior tables and barrier screens around the building perimeter to provide a safe, secure work environment and protect those below from falling debris.

Coordination between other trades was critical to meet a seven-day cycle on tower activities. Ceco crews poured the tower deck overnight, then the shear wall and columns the following afternoon, so framing for the next level could begin quickly thereafter. For more on the project, see “Rejuvenating Downtown New Orleans” in our News section.


Project Details

  • Project Owner:
    The Domain Companies
  • Contractor:
    Woodward Design+Build
  • Architect:
    Humphreys & Partners Architects LP
  • Structural Engineer:
    DeSimone Consulting Engineers
  • Gross Building Area:
    419,000 sf
  • CECO Scope:
    Complete Concrete Frame with Excavation
  • Date Completed: