Providence: The Providence Foundation, 1985. Item #013179
Early plan for revitalizing the Providence, RI waterfront. "The study is structured on the basis of urban design and two-level public participation...guideline and objectives defined by public commentary; proposal reviewed by the public during the design process." But, also: "Motorists will enjoy a divided boulevard...continuing south to I-195...a 1,200 car parking lot...major parking garages to accommodate over 4700 cars...helicopter landing pads..." If the tradition of virtue weren’t so strong in RI politics, I might suspect this was all a ruse to create more parking for the city’s business district. First edition. 28 cm; approx. 300 pp.; illustrated from photographs, plans, and drawings, all Xeroxed; A very good copy in plastic comb-bound copyshop binding.