Greater City Providence

Photos: The Box Office

The Box Office on Harris Avenue is well underway. Check out the photos taken today above. And visit The Box Office’s website for more info.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Hmm…Certainly has the potential to be a creative development, one that could bring positive recognition and attention. Two questions I have is, how to you insulate it and how will it interact with the street? I’d like to see the entrances be in Harris Avenue rather than the side of the containers as it currently looks. Also, can retail businesses use it?

  • As far as insulation, if you visit the “Green” page on their website, they explain how this building is energy efficient. I’m not clear exactly from reading that, aside from the high quality windows, how it will be insulated, but they claim that the building will be highly energy efficient.

    As for street interaction, the renderings on their site do indeed show a side entrance, but this is the street elevation:

    The Box Office

    I’m curious to see what become of that space under the bridge, I imagine some sort of garden, but it is unclear if you’ll be able to walk from the sidewalk into that area or not.

    The north side of the building (facing Eagle Square) appears to be set to be parking for now. But I hope they draw new development to the area and that north side parking ends up being a temporary condition. This building is pretty much right up against the train tracks. But the further north you go, there is more room between the tracks and any future building that could be built against the street.

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