Building a better bridge for people to enjoy, across the Providence River —in partnership with the private sector for both construction and financing.
The recent ideas competition for a new bridge in Boston resulted in some wonderful proposals. Northern Avenue Bridge crosses the channel which runs from South Station to the harbor.
We dream of places that are beautiful and fun to live in –and how to make them. We yearn for places that make us feel comfortable and warm, that have delight and charm, character and soul —in short, that make us feel humane.
The downtown looks like something out of a bad science fiction movie. Many buildings have only one door on the street and then 1,000 feet of blank walls –modern versions of ancient Troy or Jerusalem, with massive, ugly walls.
Providence is considered by many people and travel magazines to be one of the most charming cities in America. “…interesting architecture, pedestrian-friendly streets, quaint bookstores, a sense of history and a friendly atmosphere.”