Steel construction begins on Residence Inn hotel in Providence

A 240-FOOT CRANE installs structural steel beams at the Residence Inn hotel site in Providence this week, marking the beginning of vertical construction, which is expected to continue through the summer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
A 240-FOOT CRANE installs structural steel beams at the Residence Inn hotel site in Providence this week, marking the beginning of vertical construction, which is expected to continue through the summer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

PROVIDENCE – A 240-foot crane started installing structural steel beams this week at the Residence Inn hotel site, marking the beginning of vertical construction. The construction of the steel framework is expected to continue through the summer.

The crane also will be used to install precast exterior panels for the nine-story hotel, according to Ralph V. Izzi Jr., a spokesman for property owner Procaccianti Cos.

The beam was delivered to the site and assembled over the weekend. Construction of the building’s foundation was completed a week ago.

The L-shaped hotel will include 176 rooms, a fitness center, meeting rooms, a lobby and off-street parking.

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The crane is occupying a portion of the site that will eventually include a first-floor retail structure, which will be the last section of the hotel project completed.

The project team includes Gilbane Building Co., DiPrete Engineering, AVID Engineers and Vision 3 Architects.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.