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It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...
THE INDUSTRIAL TRUST CO. Building was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2019 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. / PBN PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

National preservationists: Superman Building among most endangered

PROVIDENCE – The Industrial Trust Co. Building has been placed on the 2019 list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places list by the National...
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing before the Downtown Design Review Committee in Providence on the proposal for the Hope Point tower by developer Jason Fane, president of The Fane Organization. From left, Fane; his sister Daria Fane, vice president of The Fane Organization; and their architect, Gianni Ria, director of design, IBI Group. In the foreground recommending denial of the project is City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where’s the market for Hope Point?

How high can the Hope Point tower climb? Its size has fueled doubters who say it won’t fit in, leading to extensive government review...

City commercial real estate on the rebound

It has been a long time coming, but the Downtown Providence office market vacancy rate has dropped below 10 percent (with one very large...

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...
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