Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski
McKim, Mead & White

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Date

1-1-1986

Description

Most revitalization projects of Downtown Providence started in the mid eighties, through direction of ex-mayor "Buddy" Cianci and plans such as the River Relocation Project. Especially, shown in this photograph, a newly enacted Providence Station is finalized, redirecting most railroad lines and changing the scope of downtown. Providence station's dome is suggested by Woodward to be a nod towards the dome of the State House, its close neighbor who wears the fourth largest self supporting dome in the world. Capital Center would undergo more changes in the coming years, such as repaving, the eventual demolition of the Rhode Island Normal School Building, and enacting of Providence Place Mall, among many.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, W.M. McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 107.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1898

Creator 2 Role

Architects (RI State House)

Creator 3 Dates

1986

Creator 3 Role

Architect (Providence Station)

Building Type

Train Station

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Rhode Island State House (Providence, R.I.); Aerial photography -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence Station (Providence, R.I.); Capital Center (Providence, R.I.)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith St.

Keywords

aerial, state house

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