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PROPOSED: Brown Univ. Sidney E. Frank Hall & Green Space

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Brown University {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} Sidney E. Frank Hall



Location: Angell Street {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} College Hill

Use: University academic building

A $20-million gift from New York businessman Sidney Frank - the largest single gift for a building ever made to Brown University - will allow Brown to proceed with planning and construction of a new academic building and a large, landscaped urban green space on Angell Street. At its meeting May 29, 2004, the Brown Corporation accepted the gift and authorized planning for the project to proceed.

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Planned as a landscape connection between the historic main campus and the Pembroke campus, this project will replace a gas station, parking lots, and dumpsters with a defined green space and cross-campus connection. This green space will become the focal point around which new development can be planned, including two projects listed in this Master Plan (Sidney Frank Hall and the Creative Arts Center). It will also establish a major north-south connection collecting pedestrian traffic, increasing opportunities for chance interaction, and providing for better management of pedestrian and vehicular conflicts. Street crossings will be defined by lighting and a change in materials to clearly distinguish these points of potential conflict. At the street crossings at Angell Street and Waterman Street a traffic signal, which will be interconnected with the existing signals on Thayer Street, will clearly indicate to both pedestrians and vehicles when it is safe to cross. By carefully coordinating the traffic signals, the chances of a vehicle having to stop twice will be minimized.


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Institutional Master Plan - March 2006 [pdf]

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