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  1. As of today there is a large precast structure starting to appear on the Jefferson Blvd. side of the tracks.
  2. There is a new addition going up at the Wheeler school. It appears to have a fairly modern aesthetic placed between two historic brick buildings. It is located west of Hope Street on Meeting Street.
  3. Have no fear Frymaster, they get plenty of coffee breaks and are making more than enough money to buy their own. Plus if you have ever met a steel and/iron worker you would understand that they don't feel anything. Heat and Cold in particular.
  4. I drove past the airport today and noticed a couple of REBAR cages up for the walkway columns in the parking lot. Sorry but I was not getting out of the car to take pictures.
  5. Using that rationale we should be handing out free television sets on every street corner. The bandwidth and airwaves are free capturing those air waves and listening or watching it has never been free.
  6. Michael O'Leary of RYANAIR (an irish discount carrier) has already stated that they would like to start transatlantic flights within the next 4-5 years with Providence being one of his airports of choice. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/ne...icle1645813.ece I like the way they refer to Providence as being "ON" Rhode Island.
  7. Post deleted by fjmarch due to incorrect information. Thanks for clarifying mental
  8. While most consider this to be lethal BAC, there was a report in 2005 in Europe of someone blowing .91.
  9. Obits in the projo were free up until about 2-3years ago when BELO started to take control of the paper.
  10. All of these commuter rail stops are still only paper stops , the state still does not have an access agreement from AMTRAK.
  11. The trailers were located at the corner of Kilvert Street and Imera Ave. Kilvert is the intersection that is the exit from the airport adjacent to the Parking Garages. This road has an overpass at the railroad to Jefferson Blvd. so it makes sense to have access from here. Trucks can exit the Airport Connector or 95 south directly onto Jefferson and avoid post road. I still have my concerns about not having Amtrak approval.
  12. Interesting I was in the area yesterday and noticed that Gilbane has begun to mobilize for this project. Construction Trailers are in place and they were setting electrical poles for the construction service.
  13. It is getting hot outside. I hate hot weather. My son asked that I post this for you. http://www.wordofmouthexperiment.com/dedpy...etian/index.htm
  14. why do you feel the need to be an a#@!. I never said I could solve all of the problems. But if I take up a cause I see it thorough until the end. I am just tired of good enough being good enough. I know putting pressure on the deveolper works. As a sitting member of the Cranston Historic District Commission we were able to stop work on the Park Cinema until such time that the developer decided to restore the property correctly. If you don't put pressure on of course the pols and developers are going to take the path of least resistance it is in their nature.
  15. Unfortunatly, I moved my office to Pawtuxket after this occured and was not part of the process. Yes, I would have expected them to preserve everything and repair the facade to match the existing closer than they have. I know what I am dealing with, The cities had a little thing called a building permit that could have been held until the developer repaired the facade to the satisfaction of the local Historic District Commission or the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. I guess you were happy with walking away patting yourselves on the back for your efforts in stopping the developer but really didn't care about preserving the station.
  16. Not likely. The existing brick is in place is a textured brick with multiple color variations (nut age and wear) THe new brick is a smooth single color. It will alway stand out as different.
  17. My fears have been realized, I drove past the station today and the brick used for the window/wall patch is not even close to the original brick (now I realize that you can't replicate years of wear but at least get close with the color.) Also from the look of the cornice area that is created with CMU that is flush with the face of the brick we will be getting a dryvit cornice to match the cornice of the new CVS I assume. This is outrageous.
  18. Drove past the station today and they are working on repairing the damage created during the attempted demo. Does anyone know if the HDC or Preservation Society were contacted to make sure this work is historically accurate? I'd hate to see yellow brick or Concrete Block used for the repair. It would also appear that they are starting to tear up the parking lot out front to start construction on the CVS.
  19. I love the last paragraph of the article the best: "Meanwhile, state authorities say the intermodal project is progressing. Pre-cast concrete contracts were awarded early this year and the $222.5 million project is slated for completion in late summer 2010. The state, however, is still without a contract with Amtrak that would allow MBTA to use its rails" 222.5 million dollars worth of precast and no trains for the train station.
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