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Date

1982

Description

Designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White and constructed from 1895 to 1904. The building is made up of 327,000 cubic feet of white Georgia marble, 15 million bricks, and 1,309 short tons of iron floor beams. The dome of the State House is the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. On top of the dome is a gold-covered bronze statue known as the Independent Man, originally named "Hope." In this picture, Providence Station, an answer to redirect train transportation is underway, completed in 1986.

Notes

Bibliography: Woodward, W.M. McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 107, 303-305.

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Creator 2 Role

Architects

Creator 3 Role

Architectural Firm

Creator 4 Role

Architect

Building Type

Train Station

Building Style

Post-Modernism

Themes

Urban Development

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 95 (Rhode Island); Rhode Island State House (Providence, RI); Providence Station (Providence, RI)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

90 Smith St.

Keywords

aerial, highways, urban renewal, city planning, state house, train station: Providence Station, railroads, Capital Center

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