In 1986 Providence Station was completed. It replaced the 1898 Union Station as part of a redevelopment project to free up land from a mass of train tracks that had hemmed in downtown Providence. It is much smaller than its predecessor, reflecting the diminished role of railroad transit. In the background are a group of buildings since demolished. The URI College of Continuing Education buildings and The Merchants’ Cold Storage to make way for the Providence Place Mall in the 1990s.
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Architect (Providence Station)
Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence Station (Providence, RI); Capital Center (Providence, RI) Urban Development
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Taylor, Marilyn Jordan, "Construction of Providence Station" (1985). Smolski Images. 46.
city planning, land use, urban renewal, urban development, Providence Station, railroad stations, Capital Center