kennedy plaza

The New New Plans For Kennedy Plaza

Once again Kennedy Plaza is being torn up. Will the resulting public space be worth the major inconvenience to pedestrians, drivers, and RIPTA riders, caused by the construction? Or are we getting an unlovable, featureless void. Last month ProJo architecture critic David Brussat revealed that the original and well-received plans from Union Studio Architects, offered

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FirstWorks Festival Downtown

(9.29) The FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza in 2012 will transform Kennedy Plaza into an outdoor performance venue and multi-stage spectacle with local, national and international performing artists Saturday starting at 4pm. One highly anticipated act will be Bandaloop (at 7:30pm and 9:30pm, One Financial Plaza at Fulton and Exchange Streets). Bandaloop turns gravity sideways

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Rip It Up! Tape Art Closing Celebration Thursday

From the folks at Greater Kennedy Plaza, Join us for the closing celebration of the Tape Art installation and fun participatory installation removal! Attendees can help to bring the installation full-circle by working together to lift up all the tape for a fun documentary project. Featuring musical performances by AS220 ZuKrewe and the Extraordinary Rendition

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On Kennedy Plaza…

Brussat’s column today. To quote our friend David Byrne: some good points, some bad points — both in the column, and at Kennedy Plaza. But I think Brussat hits the nail on the head, here: But a bus station next to a skating rink flanked by two parks and surrounded by civic, residential and commercial

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Tomorrow — Kennedy Plaza “Placemaking Workshop”

From 3-7 tomorrow afternoon, the Project for Public Space will be hosting a workshop on Kennedy Plaza. PPS says this: “We all want Providence’s great places, especially parks and open spaces, to be places where we come together. Once named Exchange Place, Kennedy Plaza has the potential to be a vibrant central gathering place for

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