GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © provbenson2009 Photo (cc) I {heart} Rhody

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PPS 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties

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Today, The Providence Preservation Society released their, 2011 Ten Most Endangered Properties List. Let’s take a look: 1. Admiral Ezek Hopkins Homestead 97 Admiral Street, Wanskuck Photo Google Street View 2. Arcade 65 Weybosset Street, Downcity Photo Jef Nickerson

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Buildings, Development, Downcity, Election 2010, Featured, Government, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Roads, Transportation, What Cheer/What Jeer by Greater City Providence4 Comments

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

News & Notes

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A Downtown Hub Is Missed, and a Replacement Is Stalled Two years have passed since the demolition of Filene’s Basement, where generations of Bostonians tussled over cut-rate designer clothes in a dingy but fiercely loved downtown store. In its place, a $700 million tower was to rise with offices, condominiums, a hotel and a new Filene’s for the bargain hungry. …

35 Weybosset Facade back in the news

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ProJo has a story today about the 35 Weybosset Street facade. Of course, the area merchants are still not happy about the state of the facade (crumbling) and the fact that the sidewalk in front of it is closed. Why would they not still be upset? Nothing has changed since last fall when O’Connor Capital Partners, the parcel’s owners, sought …

Cafe at 35 Weybosset

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I don’t know who installed these little cafe tables in the skeleton holding up the 35 Weybosset Street facade, but it is kind of the proof of concept that the structure would make a good platform for public art. Photos by Jef Nickerson

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Downcity Design Review Committee – March 8, 2010

In Downcity, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Before we get into the agenda, let’s talk about what is missing from the agenda, namely 35 Weybosset Street. You may remember that back in November the DRC was asked to consider allowing the demolition of the facade at 35 Weybosset Street. I was not happy about it. The DRC sent the property owner packing telling him to come up …