09/04/2011 11:01 am ET | Updated Nov 04, 2011

2 New Orleans Public Schools Are Demolished In Post-Katrina Rebuilding Campaign

Two New Orleans public schools, one built on top of a cemetery and the other on land previously owned by City Park, are among the latest buildings to be demolished as officials move forward with their massive campaign to rebuild schools, many of which were laid to waste by Hurricane Katrina.

Bulldozers this week began demolishing Thomy Lafon Elementary School, a modernist structure built in the early 1950s by Curtis and Davis Architects, as well as John F. Kennedy Senior High School, one of only two schools located within the boundaries of City Park.