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Date

1-1-1987

Description

This image shows the transformation of Capital Center in progress. Francis Street construction is complete up until the over-passed train tracks and the bridge over the Woonasquatucket River. The former train tracks have been removed, but the land that turned into Memorial Boulevard is still dirt lot. Similarly, Providence Place Mall is years away from construction, but the paths of the highway access ramps under construction are beginning to suggest its future shape. Providence Station is the only completed element.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, pp. 90-96.

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Urban renewal-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Providence Station (Providence, RI); Providence River (Providence, RI); Woonasquatucket River (Providence, RI); United States Highway 95 (Providence, RI); Urban Development -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerials, city planning, cityscape, highways, Capital Center, urban renewal, railroads, state house, automobile parking, Woonasquatucket River

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