"built in 1987 and represented with pyramid and abstract designs."
"bronze statue on the Poydras Street side is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It reminded me of the Iwo Jima Memorial in
Washington D.C., but I could find no referances to it on the internet until Dorcas (Little_Lou_Lou) pointed me in the right
direction. This is not the only sculpture/sculpture group on Poydras. Across from the Superdome on Poydras Street is a large
abstract sculpture which was on the other side of the bus, so I didn't get a picture of it. The sculptor, Ida Kohlmeyer, meant
to evoke the frivolity and zany spirit of Mardi Gras. Walking up Poydras toward St. Charles (which should only be done during
the day) you come to the Bloch Cancer Survivors Monument, a block-long walkway of whimsical columns, figures, and a triumphal
arch in the median of Loyola Avenue at its intersection with Poydras Street.