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Date

January 1983

Description

Providence did not at first join the tall-office attractions of the later half of the 19th century. The idea of having a skyscraper was symbolic of prominence and confidence of advancements in technology and business. The cusp of the century however brought buildings such as Lauderdale (1894) and Banigan (1896) or the eventual centered Industrial Trust Company Building in 1928, the tallest skyscraper the city has. During revitalization buildings like the Fleet Center or Old Stone Bank Building would appear to controversy, but presence in the city's skyline.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, Wm McKenzie and Edward F. Sanderson. "Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historical Resources." Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1986, pp. 106-108

Themes

Skylines

Subject Headings

Providence (RI) -- Buildings, structures, etc; Architecture and photography -- Rhode Island -- Providence

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Chestnut Street

Keywords

financial district, downtown, skyline, architecture and photography

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