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Five Questions With: Peter Green

Peter Green, a photographer and graphic artist, documents life atop the Superman Building in downtown Providence through his website, www.providenceraptors.com. He spoke to the...
ONE FINANCIAL PLAZA has sold for $51.8 million. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

One Financial Plaza sells for $51.8M

PROVIDENCE - One Financial Plaza, Providence, the city’s second-tallest building, was sold for $51.8 million to Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based JFR Global Investments, according to a...
INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

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...

Can too much transparency hinder economic development?

There’s a running debate between the state and some outside parties about how much information related to luring business here should be shared with...
EAST GREENWICH-BASED Verdi Productions recently completed location filming in downtown Providence for "Valut," a movie that recounts the $30 million robbery of the Patriarca crime family in the 1970s. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Vault’ filming uses Superman Building, downtown

PROVIDENCE – For two weeks that ended over the weekend, the state’s tallest building was transformed into the set and production offices for the upcoming...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza speaks at the CBRE 2018 Market Outlook, presented by CB Richard Ellis New England. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

CBRE 2018 Outlook: Downtown, suburban office markets tighten, industrial space at...

PROVIDENCE – The commercial real estate market across Rhode Island is strengthening, with record occupancy rates in industrial properties and shrinking availability in the...
PAST GLORY? The lobby of the former Bank of America branch in the Industrial Trust (or “Superman”) building reveals design and materials that hint at its Art Deco distinction.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

All options must be on the table with the ‘Superman’ building

A 2016 report put the cost of converting the Industrial Trust, or “Superman,” tower primarily to a residential property at nearly $120 million. In...

Richardson awarded $125K grant from National Science Foundation

JONATHAN RICHARDSON, an assistant professor of biology at Providence ­College, was recently awarded a $125,310 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support...
IN A NEW ADVERTISEMENT, The Business Development Co. likens its president, Peter C. Dorsey, to Superman. / COURTESY THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CO.

BDC launches new ad likening company president to Superman

PROVIDENCE – Having a little fun with the quirkier side of downtown Providence, The Business Development Co. launched a new advertisement likening its president...
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