pitt"Construction is to begin on an environmentally friendly new home, based on the winning design in a competition launched by movie star Brad Pitt. Folks in the 9th Ward, a Hurricane Katrina-devastated area, celebrated near bundles of hay that were used to outline the site of the first house, which will serve as a model home and visitor center while construction of other houses are under way. Expected to be complete around the second anniversary of the storm, the home will be made with energy-saving materials such as metal roofing and recycled textiles." (WWLTV.com) Read GNN-i stories on the launch of the project in April, 2006, and the unveiling of the winning design in September.

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