"This remains a very fluid and very risky situation, and every few minutes something is falling off of this building", Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
"This remains a very fluid and risky situation and every few minutes something is falling", he said, warning people to stay away. City officials said in a statement that the structure is "considered stable but is unsupported".
He confirmed that one person died and at least three people are still missing.More news: Samsung Could Be Launching Galaxy S11 Lite
One person was killed, while three others still missing as a result of the collapse, local authorities said.
Calls to the Hard Rock Hotel were not immediately returned.
"It is unsupported and very risky", McConnell said.More news: Alexei Leonov, first human to walk in space, dies at 85
It's unclear what exactly caused the building to cave - doesn't sound like the construction site was all that safe to begin with.
A scary scene was captured on video this Saturday morning showing a large portion of the Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street collapsing onto the road.
A construction project turned into a disaster when the top floors of a Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed, leaving at least one person dead and the danger of another collapse a possibility. "Please avoid the area & listen to public safety officials", NOLA Ready tweeted Saturday.More news: Experiences: Joe Biden Labored With Ukraine Whistleblower When He Was Vice President
Firefighters evacuated construction workers inside the hotel after the "upper six to eight" floors collapsed, McConnell said. It looked like the concrete just slid from the top all the way down to the street. The company planned to build 350 hotel rooms, four meeting spaces, two ballrooms plus 62 one- and two-bedroom units available for purchase.