Pitt Announces Design Competition Winner; Brangelina Focuses on New Orleans

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The winners of an architectural design contest to help rebuild New Orleans has been announced by Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

New York city architects Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman earned the honor. Pitt has been working with Global Green USA in hopes of creating environmentally friendly housing in a redevelopment project in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Katrina.

At the news conference announcing the contest victors, Pitt shared more of his thoughts on the devasation:

"I am appalled and embarrassed that residents still do not have the opportunity ... to decide if they want to get back into their neighborhoods and recreate their communities... [But] I'm very, very excited about the result. There are a lot of great ideas that came across the table."

The handsome, helpful actor was joined by his lady friend, Angelina Jolie, and their kids. The couple vowed to spend a lot more time in the area.

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This is so great! Wish others with money would follow his lead. The only thing worying is whether the neighborhoods must be moved or how to engineer things so this does not happen to the area again. When people can help each other good things always happen!

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