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Date

1983

Description

Here we see how the former Chinese Wall of train tracks had prevented the downtown development from reaching the capital. The center of the city is essentially a parking lot along the parameter of the downtown financial district. What we see is the future development of the Capital Center.

Notes

Leazes, Fancis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance city (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004), 115-123. Describes the development of the Capital Center Plan into the River Relocation Plan by William Warner in 1984.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Highway

Building Style

Modernism

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban transportation -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 95 (Rhode Island); Capital Center (Providence, R.I.); Providence, R.I. -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Providence Place Mall (Providence, R.I.) Rhode Island State House (Providence, R.I.); Waterplace Park (Providence, R.I.); Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, R.I.)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

highways, Capital Center, aerials, urban design, land use, city planning, urban renewal, Providence Place Mall, Waterplace Park, Rhode Island State House, Dunkin Donuts Center, Hilton Hotel (former Holiday Inn)

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