Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER --Federal City in Algiers occupies the site of a former Navy base. The ambitious Federal City project has been the largest recipient to date of money from Louisiana's "mega-fund," which put $150 million into the project. Envisioned as a public-private partnership that would employ as many as 10,000 people, Federal City has been disappointing, with little private investment materializing and much of the huge site still undeveloped.

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