The Crest

The Crest rises out of Galvez Plaza, evoking the adjacent Mississippi and marking the Plaza as a venue for cultural and community events. Situated at the intersection of the city’s civic and entertainment districts, the structure frames varying views of the downtown skyline, from City Hall to the Old State Capitol to the Mississippi River Bridge to the tree-lined North Boulevard Town Square.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Project Team
Trey Trahan, Brad McWhirter, Mark Hash, Art Terry, Judson Terry, Michael McCune, Christian Rodriguez

LBYD, Kansas City Structural Steel, KH Engineering Group

Featured , Cultural , Performing Arts , Rootedness , Collaboration

The Crest has transformed our Town Square, giving us a new iconic symbol that has become a magnet for drawing people outdoors to a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle.

-Kip Holden, Baton Rouge Mayor-President
Structural Steel Cantilever

The structure cantilevers a distance of 85 feet, with the canopy supported by a structural steel frame clad in 14-gauge stainless steel plate. For performances, a modular system of trusses attaches to support sound and lighting equipment and provide shelter from the elements. The stage gradually arcs from side to side, eliminating the need for access ramps and creating a flexible space for a broad range of uses.

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