Topic: Construction

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s proposal involves decentralizing Kennedy Plaza and creating four transit hubs. The proposal also involves building a tunnel underneath Washington Street.

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Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

October 11, 2019 4 comments

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members.

The tower crane will be the tallest structure on campus, standing 20 feet taller than the Sciences Library. It will stand for at least 14 months.

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New crane to tower over campus

October 10, 2019 0 comments

A 200-foot-tall tower crane will be installed at the construction site for the Performing Arts Center in early November, and it will remain there for at least 14 months.

State withdraws cuts to bike, pedestrian infrastructure

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State withdraws cuts to bike, pedestrian infrastructure

February 26, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation withdrew a proposed amendment that would have reduced state funding by $27.67 million for bike and pedestrian infrastructure Friday, citing an influx of federal funds for instrastructure improvements. The initial amendment would have postponed projects relating to bike infrastructure and transportation alternatives, instead prioritizing […]

Relocating from Hillel, the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship will provide a versatile, collaborative space for students to pursue their work on startups and venture companies.

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Nelson Entrepreneurship Center to relocate on Thayer

February 20, 2019 0 comments

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship will move to a new home at 249 Thayer St. this summer, said Danny Warshay ’87 P’20, executive director of the Nelson Center. The new four-story building is set to be completed in May, and the Center will use the top three floors, totaling about 10,500 square feet.

The Performing Arts Center, which will be located between Angell and Olive streets, should be completed in 2022 and will feature a main performance hall that can be transformed into several configurations.

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University unveils design of new Performing Arts Center

February 13, 2019 10 comments

The design of the new Performing Arts Center was announced today by the University and New York-based architecture firm REX, according to a University press release. The PAC, set for completion in 2022, will be located between Angell and Olive streets, The Herald previously reported.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

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Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 1 comment

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.

Many students living near Graduate Center have expressed frustration with changes to the fitness space at the newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

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University transforms Bear’s Lair into lounge

October 16, 2018 3 comments

After trekking to the south end of campus and climbing up the set of spiral stairs to the Graduate Center E Commons, students will now find the University’s newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: New performing arts center has a chance to be distinct

March 2, 2018 0 comments

To the editor: The University’s latest proposal for the location of a performing arts center includes a welcome clarification of what the center is and what it is not.

The University began the first of three move-in phases Monday. Offices including the Office of Business and Financial Services, General Counsel, Internal Audit and Human Resources will operate from South Street Landing.

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Administrative offices begin moving into South Street Landing

October 30, 2017 0 comments

Built in the 1900s as a home for the Narragansett Electric Lighting Company, the South Street Landing has stood vacant in the Jewelry District since 1995.

The move-in process for the Engineering Research Center is expected to be complete in December. The 80,000 square-foot building provides a community space and the infrastructure to conduct innovative research.

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Engineering Research Center opens early

October 23, 2017 0 comments

The Engineering Research Center opened Oct. 20, three months ahead of its predicted completion date. This week, the School of Engineering will begin moving its staff, faculty and labs into the new building, said Jennifer Casasanto, associate dean for programs and planning. The move-in process is expected to be finished […]