Originally Posted by EDDYC
Too bad there isn't any major office development (except for GTECH), because that would draw more workers into the city on a daily basis. Also, any new tallest proposal for Providence would almost certainly come in the form of an office tower.
There is a new tallest under construction in Providence and it's residential, OneTen Westminster
. We're also waiting on confirmation of a few office building rumours including one along the river at Dyer Street near the current Route 195 overpass, two towers at the Old Public Safety Complex site, and and renovation and possible expansion of the city-owned Fogarty Building into a private office development.
Some updates on the projects in this thread.
OneTen Westminster will be Rhode Island's new tallest building at 520 feet. It also appears to be stealing the title of tallest residential building in New England from Hartford's Hartford21, though the 'spire' makes that a controversial race. Demolition of existing buildings on site is in progress.
GTECH is topped off and glass has been going on the building. Should be occupied by the end of this year.
The section that isn't glassed in is the parking garage. That will be covered with somesort of metal mesh.
Construction at Waterplace is said to be 'behind schedule.' Not sure when we'll be seeing steel rising.
Second Westin Tower
The work on the Second Westin Tower seems to be moving right along. The pile driving appears to be over and we expect concrete
(it will be built with concrete, not steel) to be rising within the month.
You can see how the GTECH project is right across the street from the Westin, Waterplace is just beyond GTECH. These projects will have a huge impact on the cityscape.
The Hilton project has been scaled back for now. They are recladding the Holiday Inn and converting it to a Hilton, but the additional tower for more rooms and condos is on-hold, for now.
The tower at left is the current Westin, the second Westin tower will be just to the right of that in a similar style.