Rhode Island Skyscraper Close to Breaking Ground
One Ten Westminster in Providence, R.I., will be the state's tallest building if it reaches its planned 520 feet. The 456,000-sf, 40-story, 145-unit luxury residential high-rise is scheduled to begin construction in May. The building site is situated between two historic landmarks, the Arcade and the Turks Head Building, and the upper floors will offer views of the Statehouse and Narragansett Bay.
The cast-in-place concrete frame and pre-cast and curtain wall facade tower was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates of Cambridge, Mass., and is being developed by Blue Chip Properties LLC of Boston. The Boston office of Suffolk Construction has been named general contractor. Architect Friedrich St. Florian of Providence will design a rooftop garden. Completion is scheduled for fall 2008.