Slide Title

Waterplace Park

Photographer/Creator

William Warner

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Date

March 1995

Description

The relocation of Providence’s rivers was central to the Providence Renaissance. Here we see the Gazebo that is regularly used as a greeting station and sound center for Barnaby Evans’s Waterfire intstallation. Exchange St. Bridge is in the background. The Westin Hotel Tower is on the far left.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, pp. 125-132.

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island – Providence; Waterplace Park (Providence, RI); Woonasquatucket River (Providence, RI)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Memorial Blvd. and Exchange Terrace

Keywords

Capital Center, downtown, city planning, river relocation, Waterplace Park, Woonasquatucket River

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