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Old 01-02-2008, 01:33 PM   #21
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Things are looking good down there, I would love to visit.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:05 PM   #22
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Lost parking lots are wonderful, but I think Providence needs to start thinking about its streetscapes as much as its canals: the Fidelity building could hardly be more indifferent to its surrounds (or, at least, does very little to contribute to them). It screams "I am anywhere, I am everywhere".
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:55 PM   #23
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We used to have a regular contributor who posted about nothing but Providence. I miss him and wish he would return here.
Meh, I moved to Boston from there and never looked back until now. But I'm back outside of Providence for the summer, so I guess I'll start up again! I might take the camera into the city tomorrow
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:01 PM   #24
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Good. As a SouthCoast resident, I spend a lot of time in providence (I live 25 minutes from town). I also lived for 2 years on George St. so I'm very familiar with the town. I actually didn't even know we had a Prov. thread here. castevens, i think you'll find that the downcity skyline has changed drastically over the past few years, the G-Tech building (with a Ruth Chris Steakhouse), the new Westin residential tower, and the the new Waterplace towers really add some depth and scale. While OneTen was cancelled, there are plans to build a 22 story tower on the site.

I look forward to updates here.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:23 PM   #25
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I didn't go yesterday because it was overcast all day (I hear it was sunny in Boston though). I had to go to the Providence Place Mall today for Mother's Day shopping, but it was pouring the whole time I was there, so I left the camera in the car. I'll go again soon though.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #26
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I parked in the Providence Place Mall today and spent about an hour walking around the city and taking a few photos along the way.

The first thing I noticed after emerging from the mall was some new construction going on behind the Waterplace buildings:





This is looking the other way from the construction.



All four major buildings in the shot (Westin tower, blue GTECH building, PP Mall, and the Marriot) were built within the last few years. The city is really getting much larger, more urban, and better.

So then I turned the corner and was right underneath the two brand new (still being finished) Waterplace towers (Waterplace I and II)











After crossing the river, I came across this sign. I wonder how it got there... I guess someone hit it?



behind the Waterplace towers, there was another construction site. This building was fairly large and seems to be made entirely by wood (with some concrete on the very end only?)



More Waterplace while heading to Kennedy Plaza







A fountain in Kennedy Plaza with the City Hall in the background:



The just-completed new Westin tower. I guess Arnold Swartzenegger's kid who's going to Brown has the top floor, or something?



This is what's there so far in the construction site of the canceled tallest building in Providence, one ten providence. It will now be replaced by a much much smaller W hotel (22 stories)



The county courthouse across the river





In the foreground is the current I-195 bridge, and in the background is the new I-195 bridge. Westbound traffic coming from 95N can already use the new bridge.



The city from the south





and the reflections in the water:



Now I'm walking up N Main street back toward the Mall



I come across the first Baptist Church in America



and a pretty house next to it...



I thought this might be a movie prop too, it doesnt look like a normal police car:



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The backside of that almost-all-wood building from before:



The other side again, from the train station:



And back to where I started!





There!
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #27
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Wow, what a cool little city. Those waterplace towers are gorgeous IMO (wish those were going up at FP!)

Thanks for the pics!
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:00 PM   #28
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Providence really is beautiful...it is great to have a medium sized, good looking city like Providence right near Boston. I wish One Ten didn't get canceled though! That would have been a great tower for Providence.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:36 AM   #29
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Another hotel proposed for Providence


Warwick Mall owner and former Cranston City Council President Aram G. Garabedian is partnering with Massachusetts and New Hampshire developers to build an extended-stay Residence Inn across from the Garrahy court house. http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/c...1.3576e03.html
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:49 AM   #30
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Waterplace came out so well, those towers are gorgeous! Why cant we get something of that quality in the Seaport? Their heights are within what's allowed . . .
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #31
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I love Providence. Since I'm home I may go take some photo's of my old stomping grounds (George St. on the East Side) and the surrounding areas (heck, maybe I'll head over to Atwell's Ave and shoot some of Federal Hill too) tomorrow if there are no objections. I do love the Waterplace Towers, and It's incredible what's been going on downcity in the past 5 years or so. The new Ruth Chris at the G-Tech Building will give Flemming's across the way a run for it's money too, but a little competition isn't bad.

Great photo's KZ, I've always loved that house next to the baptist church.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #32
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Does KZ take so many photos that you just assume that it was him that took them?!? hmph.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:24 AM   #33
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ehem.... my bad. I had just finished going through all of his photos of all of the other Boston developments when I posted that, so apparently, yes; I do just assume that it was him.

No, I knew it was you, just for some reason I typed, "KZ."

Allow me to correct myself: *THANK YOU, CASTEVENS FOR SHARING YOUR PHOTOS****
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:22 PM   #34
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haha thanks!
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:01 AM   #35
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Yes, thanks for the nice shots Castevens, Providence looks like a great city, especially in the summer.
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #36
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The new Waterfire Providence schedule is up. http://www.waterfire.org/season-schedule/2008-schedule
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:19 PM   #37
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Projo.com photos from this weekends Waterfire:

http://www.projo.com/slideshow/2008/0524_daily/
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^Good pictures. I have to get back to one of those.
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:31 AM   #39
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Bill would resuscitate downtown skyscraper plan.

The One-Ten Westminster Project was first proposed in 2005 as a 32-story, 130-condo development costing $90 million. Its original completion date blew by last year, but the construction site on Westminster Street is still an empty lot.

http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/c...4.40422f6.html
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Bill would resuscitate downtown skyscraper plan.

The One-Ten Westminster Project was first proposed in 2005 as a 32-story, 130-condo development costing $90 million. Its original completion date blew by last year, but the construction site on Westminster Street is still an empty lot.

http://www.projo.com/ri/providence/c...4.40422f6.html


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