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In this 1987 view the newly constructed Francis Street approach to the State House is complete thru the future intersection with Memorial Blvd. Interstate 95 separates Providence's West Side from downtown. The Foundry Building is on the left side of the highway, and URI’s College of Continuing Education is grouped below Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The college buildings will make way for the Providence Place Mall's construction concluding in 1999.


Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, pp. 264.


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Urban Redevelopment

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Aerial photography in city planning; Urban renewal-- Rhode Island-- Providence; City planning-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Land use, Urban-- Rhode Island-- Providence; Capital Center (Providence, RI); United States Highway 95 (Providence, RI); Rhode Island State House (Providence, RI); Woonasquatucket River (Providence, RI); Automobile parking -- Rhode Island -- Providence

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United States

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Rhode Island

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aerials, city planning, cityscape, highways, Capital Center, urban renewal, railroads, state house, automobile parking, Woonasquatucket River