Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

January 1988

Description

Designed by I.M. Pei and Zion & Breen, Cathedral Plaza was intended to be a marvelous piazza as the forecourt for one of Providence’s most monumental and important churches, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The goal of the project, although never met, was to include activity generators and visual want to make it a hub of Providence life. This failed revitalization attempt cut Westminster Street in two parts, the downtown and West End sides, and forced a physical divide upon the city.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 292-293.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Urban plaza

Building Style

Modern

Themes

City Planning

Subject Headings

Aerial Photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Church architecture --Rhode Island -- Providence; Plazas -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (Providence, RI); Public spaces -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Cathedral Square

Keywords

aerials, Cathedral Square, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

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