Garris

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    Providence, RI (Wayland Square)
  1. Oh by the way...

    Quietly underway at 101 Plain St behind Rhode Island Hospital is an interesting building update. The old Bay Tower Nursing Home building, which is a "X" layout shaped tower of about 8-10 floors or so, is being redone into what looks like medical offices. The building, which was brick and inoffensive, is having its windows redone from horizontal strips of individual windows like you'd see in an old apartment building to having contiguous vertical glass stretching from ground level all the way to the top floor like you'd see in a modern office tower. It makes the building look 100% better and 100% taller. Cotuit here often mentions how when architects chose vertical window orientation it makes things look far more urban and far taller, and this building redo is a great example. I'll try to snap a photo next week...
  2. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    Where on 146 is this? The Waterplace towers seem invisible from this view...
  3. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    My spot is indeed Fatima. I want to get up on the roof there. Security is willing to let me up (it's one of the hospitals I'm at) but, since I'd be up there alone for several hours, they're not enthusiastic and I get the feeling it's a kind of a one-time-only deal, so I'm waiting for BCBS construction to advance more towards completion (at least being lit at night) since the BCBS building will be front and center in that view (it'll actually frame the lower left of the "big three" from there).
  4. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    That 146S view is very hard to capture (especially without anything else in the frame, like wires, trucks, buildings, etc). You'd need a 2 story high ladder to do it justice (anyone with one of those ladder trucks who wants to loan it to us for a day??). There's an awesome view from North Providence (I'll need a mega zoom lens) that I want to shoot as soon as they are done with the BCBS building. The view is looking directly at the big three from up high and far away, with the rest of the city around it. It'll make an outstanding panorama. Does anyone have access to the pink J&W dorms on Federal Hill? I bet the view from there is awesome.
  5. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    One interesting side-effect of Midwesting flooding... There were some interesting skyline shots of imperiled Midwestern cities in the media that were educational for me. While I've been to several cities and towns in Iowa, I hadn't been to Des Moines. Shots of its skyline were something of a surprise for a Midwestern city of its size, similar to Providence (190,000 in a metro of 600,000, vs our 180,000 in a metro of 800,000). Take a look! - Garris
  6. Building Height Rank

    Not to be a downer, but...
  7. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    I'll have to get there eventually. There are two new sites North and Southwest of the city that have fantastic views that are on my list to hit first. - Garris
  8. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    Nice shots! How tough is the ski run to access? Would you feel safe there at dusk/night? - Garris
  9. Providence/RI Photo of the day - by Garris

    Gusterfell, great photos! That first one is fantastic... So true... From other angles (from directly North especially and from Prospect Park) the Waterplace towers are front and center. - Garris