New Orleans will be back. But like Colonel Steve Austin: bigger, stronger, faster. Or whatever. Not the same. A bionic homunculus. Hell, it probably won't even stink anymore. The picaresque bums are drownded. The funkiest of establishments will be dozed.
It will be like Vegas, or Times Square. Safe for the fambly. Who needs that shit?
Rankin' Rob has the quintessential take.