Designed by Welton Beckett Associates, the 909 Poydras Tower has a striking exterior of vertical bands of mahogany-colored, frame finished granite alternating with bronze-tinted glass. The design includes three deliberate step backs (floors 10, 31 and 35), culminating in a distinguishing pyramidal rooftop. The building is framed by a colonnade of oak trees accented by a bronze statue of David. The standing male figure with his proper left arm holding a slingshot and stone was designed by New Orleans artist Enrique Alferez..
The lobby is a composition of quality finishes in studied shapes and patterns. Custom carpets are inserted into mosaic marble floors, contrasting with the granite walls, all highlighted by a grand chandelier that also illuminates the coffered ceilings and soft pastel frescoes.
Built in 1987, with approximately 545,157 square feet of office space, the property has proven to be attractive to tenants of all sizes. The office floors have an average of 20,000 rentable square feet and they are virtually column free. With 36 floors in total, the chamfered corners of the 909 Poydras Tower creates expansive, panoramic views in all directions.