About Tidewater Building
The 1440 Canal, also formerly known as the Tidewater Building and Tidewater Place, located at 1440 Canal Street in the Medical District of the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is officially a 24-story, 288 feet (88 m)-tall high-rise building designed in the by Kessels-Diboll-Kessels. The building has lesser-known 25th and 26th floors that are accessible only from the 24th floor and are much smaller in area than the other floors. It originally was built as the corporate office for Tidewater Marine in 1971. Tidewater Inc. donated the building to Tulane University in 1993. The building is the home to Tulane University Health Sciences Center administrative offices and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A few other Tulane offices are housed there as well. In early 2005, Tulane replaced all external signage which read "Tidewater" with signs that read "Tulane University Health Sciences Center" and "Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine." WWOZ, radio station 90.7 FM in New Orleans, has its antenna and transmitter atop the building.