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Date

Spring 4-1971

Description

The “Apex Mall,” as it is sometimes referred, was built in downtown Pawtucket in 1969. The design of a stepped, white stucco surface, literally an apex, illustrates a problem tackled by designers to communicate with fast moving automobiles through illustrative architecture. The construction of the department store was part of a downtown renewal effort that ultimately failed.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H. "Buildings of Rhode Island" Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 143

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Industrial Design

Subject Headings

Architectural photography -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Pawtucket

Keywords

Pawtucket; downtown; Apex; City Hall; Blackstone River;

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