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09/21/38

Providences Next Tallest Building

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Where should the next skyscrapper be built in Providence and how tall should it be? This is apart from the proposals already discussed or underway(BCBS, [email protected], 110)

It would make sense to put the next building east of the financial district on one of the many parking lots between Dorrance and the river. or could a 30 story builidng fit on lower Westminister or somewhere else downtown. In the lot behind the Biltmore? Where the Journal building is now? Next to Citizens?

How tall should the next building be? Should it be taller than what exists now (480ft Bank of America Building)? How tall would the zoning board allow?

When will this happen? in five years, ten years, or longer.

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first of all, 110 was a big disappointment and what ever they end up building instead should be somewhere else cuz that was a great spot for the next tallest building

and i dont have a second of all but saying 'first of all' at the beginning creates a dramatic affect that makes people listen

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There should probably be a purpose, demand, and financing before you start worrying about location and design.

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Downtown Providence landmark sold

The Bank of America building, the tallest office tower in Rhode Island, has been sold.

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Downtown Providence landmark sold

The Bank of America building, the tallest office tower in Rhode Island, has been sold.

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The purpose would be for a local or regional or national company relocating to downtown as G-Tech did. Or a current company who wanted to have all employees in one location like BCBS is doing.

The other economic factor which might push this along is energy prices. Companies may see that with the cost of gasoline it is cheaper to locate in a metro area with access to mass transit versus being in the suburbs forcing all employees to drive seperately.

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The purpose would be for a local or regional or national company relocating to downtown as G-Tech did. Or a current company who wanted to have all employees in one location like BCBS is doing.

The other economic factor which might push this along is energy prices. Companies may see that with the cost of gasoline it is cheaper to locate in a metro area with access to mass transit versus being in the suburbs forcing all employees to drive seperately.

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I think Financials should be our goal.. You already have Fidelity with a foot in the door.. Make them an offer they can't refuse.. I think we also have a good deal of insurance cos. here as well.. Let Boston have tech, lets take money.. Fin'ls have proven that they are willing to relo to "B" level cities.. As much as we hate to say it, thats what we aspire to be.. Toss some sick tax breaks @ brokerage/insurance and nudge them in..

Eh.. People aren't rational enough for gas to be a factor in our buy now pay later society.. You'd need a REAL CRISIS for this to be relevant..

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How big of a building would a national company like a Fidelity or American Express need to relocate to downtown? Would a 500 ft high rise be large enough or higher? There has been a rumor of Ryan Air using TF Green as their hub for transatlantic and US domestic routes once the runway is extended.

Could Providence become a center of internatonal trade? With the deep water ports at Quonset and Middletown as well as the Port of Providence? If a European company like that was to set up operations here would others follow?

Would the increase in European tourists support additional hotel development downtown or in Warwick?

Could we handle another 40 daily flights into Green?

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Could Providence become a center of internatonal trade? With the deep water ports at Quonset and Middletown as well as the Port of Providence?

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