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Topic: Construction

The Performing Arts Center construction and the Marston Boathouse Renewal project have stayed on track despite concerns over materials and the introduction of new COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Facilities implements new safety precautions to keep projects on schedule

October 25, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 continues to affect nearly every aspect of University operations, Facilities Management has had to adapt to keep new construction projects on track and workers safe.

The University has implemented new safety measures for construction workers in order to avoid delays from COVID-19 cases.

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Wellness Center and Residence Hall construction expedited for summer 2021 occupancy

October 22, 2020 0 comments

The University has expedited the construction of the new Wellness Center and Residence Hall in preparation for hosting students and staff for a summer semester.

The renovations, which took 18 months, added faculty offices, classrooms and accessibility to Sharpe House.

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Completed Sharpe House renovations unify History department

February 14, 2020 0 comments

After 18 months of renovations, Sharpe House reopened its doors to history professors and students alike last January. Newly connected to Peter Green House on Brown Street via a glass bridge on the second and third floors and an open-air loggia on the ground floor, Sharpe House now boasts an elevator.

As part of the Good Night Lights program, the crane light displays help brighten the nights of patients at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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University crane shines for families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

January 22, 2020 0 comments

Each night at 8:30 p.m., the patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital await their “magic minute” during which light displays all over Providence blink in their direction to say goodnight.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.