The “Apex Mall,” as it is sometimes referred, was built in downtown Pawtucket in 1969. The design of a stepped, white stucco surface, literally an apex, illustrates a problem tackled by designers to communicate with fast moving automobiles through illustrative architecture. The construction of the department store was part of a downtown renewal effort that ultimately failed.
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Architectural photography -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket;
Smolski, Chester and Raymond Loewy--William Snaith, Inc., "Pawtucket: Downtown, Apex, City Hall (aerial)" (1971). Smolski Images. 146.
Pawtucket; downtown; Apex; City Hall; Blackstone River;