A compressed view of Westminster Street in 1974 taken from I. M. Pei's Cathedral Square. In 1964 Westminster Street was closed to vehicular traffic between Dorrance Street and Snow Street. The move was an attempt to compete with suburban malls. Vehicular traffic was restored to the street in 1986. At the time of this photo the pedestrian passage, beginning at the end of Westminster Street and connecting Empire Street and Greene Street, is being constructed.
Downtown districts -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Pedestrian zones; Streets -- Design and construction; Skyscrapers -- Rhode Island -- Providence
Smolski, Chester, "Westminster Street Pedestrian Mall" (1974). Smolski Images. 981.
Providence downtown, malls, downtown revitalization, commercial streets, religious architecture, skyscraper