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‘Superman Building’ ornament for sale as fundraiser

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society is selling a keepsake ornament featuring the likeness of the Industrial Trust Building, better known as the “Superman...

Providence peregrines have returned to ‘Superman’ building

PROVIDENCE – A needed boost in a terrible week: the Audubon Society of Rhode Island announced that the peregrine falcons have returned to their...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...

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...

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