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Date

1-1-1985

Description

In 1986 Providence Station was completed. It replaced the 1898 Union Station as part of a redevelopment project to free up land from a mass of train tracks that had hemmed in downtown Providence. It is much smaller than its predecessor, reflecting the diminished role of railroad transit. In the background are a group of buildings since demolished. The URI College of Continuing Education buildings and The Merchants’ Cold Storage to make way for the Providence Place Mall in the 1990s.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, Wm Mckenzie. PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society, 2003, pp. 303-304. Fisher, Thomas. "Past Progressives: Providence Train Station, SOM." Hanley Wood Media, Inc., 16 Feb. 2010, www.architectmagazine.com/design/buildings/past-progressives-providence-train-station-som_o. Accessed 12 Dec. 2016. Heppner, Frank. "Railroads of Rhode Island." The History Press, 2012, pp. 186.

Creator 2 Role

Architectural firm

Creator 3 Role

Architect (Providence Station)

Building Type

Train Station

Building Style

Post-Modernism

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); Capital Center (Providence, RI) Urban Development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

city planning, land use, urban renewal, urban development, Providence Station, railroad stations, Capital Center

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