Hope Tower belongs downtown

In 2005 the tallest building in Providence was to be constructed in the heart of downtown. It was to be built between the historic Arcade and the iconic Turks Head building on the land where Buck-a-Book used to be. Historic buildings, including the classic Providence Bank at 100 Westminster, were sacrificed. A fight to preserve…

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  1. I disagree and article seems a bit self serving from the author who owns a business in the financal district of Providence. As some one who just relocated back to RI, living in the Jewerly District seems development along the waterfront would be a great place to start. Perhaps the reason Providence has not flourished is new ideas and thoughts are constantly shot down for the way things were done. Lets try something new and build the Providence waterfront (a 5 minute walk from downtown) which will equally provide the benefits described in the article for downtown. We have a developer that wants to invest a substantial amount of money in Providence.