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Date

1-1-1987

Description

Future location of the neo-Traditionalist Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St., 1994) and Westin Hotel and Residences (1993, 2007). Woodward praises the Convention Center for performing acrobatics over the existing street plan as well as its pleasant glow at night at the terminus of Matthewson Street. Like Phillip Johson’s AT&T which creates an ornament out of the “Chippendale” motif for the crown of the skyscraper, so the Westin creates an ornament out of the roof gables.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, W.M. McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 306.

Themes

Urban development

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Designs and plans; Urban economic development -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Designs and plans; Automobile parking -- Rhode island -- Providence Urban Development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

1 Sabin St.

Keywords

aerials, city planning, parking lots, automobile parking, vehicle use, urban economic development, dead downtown

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