Providence’s New Apartments: Wrong Building, Wrong Place –– Architecture Critic Will Morgan

The student apartment block proposed for 155 Chestnut Street in the Jewelry District was a bad idea at first, and little–not even lopping the height from twelve stories to nine–has made it any better. It is an inappropriate and over-scaled turkey. Like the Fane Tower, it is the sort of project that epitomizes the city's failure to understand and capitalize upon its history and to respond sensitively to its many existing urban assets.

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