Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1983

Description

Towards the bottom of this image can be seen the so-called “Chinese Wall” that separated downtown from Capital Center before the urban renaissance. Construction on Fleet Center is underway in the center, as well as Old Stone Square on South Main Street. Suicide Circle appears in the lower left.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, pp. 77, 82-86, 108.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence;Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Central business districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence (RI) -- Buildings, structures, etc; Providence River (Providence, RI); 50 Kennedy Plaza (Providence, RI)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerial, aerial view, financial district, cityscape, downtown, financial district, urban planning, Suicide Circle

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