Does the new design for the proposed $300 million Fane tower make it a better fit in Providence?

THE PROPOSED $300 million Fane tower will have less parking, more residential floors and more rounded corners, according to new design plans made public by the developer.
Developer Jason Fane on Dec. 5 announced a new design plan for the $300 million luxury tower proposed in Providence on former Interstate 195 land at 250 Dyer St. The building will have less parking, more residential floors and more rounded corners, according to the new plans.  One story would be added to the building, which would…

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  1. Ugly! Gone are the interesting lines of the original where the soft waves gave it an interestly relation to the bay and we’re stuck with one clumpy building that has been “streamlined” for ECONOMIC REASONS and nothing more!
    If you are going ot get gigantic tax breaks and building variances then the city has the RIGHT to demand a building of beauty, elegance and interest.

    The renovated Superman Building will stand like an elegant and classic Grand Dame to this cheap floozy of a building regardless of how much lipstick they try dressing her up with!

    Check here for a great comparison of what was proposed and what we’re getting now:

  2. This building should not be built in Providence
    as it considerably blemishes Providence’s urban fabric. It is out of date and out of character. An expended park with an in scale
    building that was harmonious with its surroundings would be of much more benefit
    to our wonderful city and all its citizens.