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What Cheer/What Jeer: January 2009

In What Cheer/What Jeer by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Washington Trust What Cheer to Washington Trust for moving from their suburban style drive-thru ridden Washington Street location to a nice urban non-drive-thru location on Westminster. Bonus points for a most excellent sign at the new location. Symmes Maini & McKee Associates What Cheer to Symmes Maini & McKee Associates for their design of the new Blue Cross Blue Shield …

Slow The Hell Down

In GC: Photos, Transportation by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Photo © e_pics from Flickr e_pics submitted the above photo to our Flickr Group. This photo is from Silver Spring Street at the entrance to Walmart. e_pics says he happened to run into the person who posted this sign who said he posted it because his daughter kept getting splashed by cars speeding down the street while waiting at the …

GC: Photos – e_pics

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Photo © e_pics from Flickr e_pics submitted some not so old but drastically changed streetscape photos to our Flickr Group. View more of e_pics Flickr photos here. If you’d like us to feature your Providence photos please submit them to our group on Flickr.

REBOOT: East Side Rail Tunnel (Part I)

In Reboot, Transportation by Jef Nickerson19 Comments

Click image to enlarge REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on Greater City Providence where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope …

IWay Bridge Lighting

In 195 Relocation Project by Matthew Coolidge5 Comments

This week we saw hints of what the completed IWay bridge lighting will look like. This doesn’t appear to be the complete picture, since, in this shot, the tower structures are not lit, and if you look carefully, you’ll notice that only the northern half of the bridge has its decorative lighting turned on. I think the lighting looks great, …

GC: Photos – The Arcade

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Oh the Arcade, sigh. I’m trolling Flickr for Arcade photos, here’s some of my finds: Photo by daawn on Flickr Photo © Tseten on Flickr Photo © ggnyc on Flickr Photo by daawn on Flickr Some photos from the Providence Public Library Rhode Island Image Collection after the jump:

You can’t get there from here

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Photo © katrinkles from Flickr Starting December 6th (weather permitting) the end of Route 195 and the reconnection of Downcity and the Jewelry District begins. All traffic on Route 195 eastbound will move to the new Iway alignment and old Route 195 (including exits 1 and 2) closes, for good. The RIDOT website has the rundown on what’s closing, what’s …

REBOOT: Dean Street Interchange and Viaduct

In Reboot by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Click image to enlarge [box style=”red”]REBOOT is an occasional series of posts on GC:PVD where we identify areas of the city that display poor urbanism and propose ways to improve them. Our interventions may be simple and quite easily realized, or they may at times be grand and possibly take years or decades to complete. Either way, we hope they …

GC: Photos

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Flickr member e_pics added some of his photos to Greater City Providence’s Flickr Group. Below is one of them, click to make it big: f1rehead also kicked in some of his photos: Keep those photos coming!

GC: Photos: Pseudo_Work’s photos

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Photo © Pseudo_Work from Flickr Pseudo_Work has submitted some of his photos to the Greater City Providence Group on Flickr, and I must say they are lovely. See his photos in our group and more of his photos by going to his profile. If you have photos of the greater Providence area you’d like to share, please join our group …

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Public meetings on Waterfront Park winning design

In 195 Relocation Project, Parks/Open Space by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Executive Office, City of Providence, Rhode Island DAVID N. CICILLINE, MAYOR Date: May 22nd, 2007 For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Southern, Press Secretary (401) 421-2489 x 752 ksouthern@providenceri.com PRESS RELEASE WINNING DESIGN FOR PROVIDENCE’S NEW WATERFRONT PARKS THE FOCUS OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS Mayor Cicilline invites the public to provide additional feedback as winning design moves closer to implementation PROVIDENCE …