Talk:Bank of America Building (Providence)
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The Bank Of America tower was NOT the tallest in New England when built.
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122589 <----- Traveller's Tower in Hartford 161 meters, built before BOA building in Providence
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=125380 <----- BOA building in Providence 128 Meters
Also, the zip code is 02903, not whatever it was posted as. Who put this page together?
- I see emporis has clear counterexamples to this being the tallest building in New England, but if you read Woodward, William McKenzie (2003). PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence, RI: Providence Preservation Society. p. 101. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X., you'll see Woodward making claims to the contrary:
|“||The Providence skyline's most identifiable eminence was planned and built as the tallest building in New England, a distinction it retained for more than twenty years.||”|
- What do we make of this? Do we assume McKenzie hasn't done his homework?--Loodog 21:00, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Airship / Blimp dock?
I have heard several times that the building's upper stepped section was designed as a docking point for airships, though never used for this purpose. Does anyone have any thoughts on tracking down a reliable source for this claim? Dialectric (talk) 15:07, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
- This is widely rumored, but I don't know how true it is. The only source I could find.--Louiedog (talk) 15:15, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Can we move the page from Bank of America Building (Providence) to 111 Westminster Street , Bank of America vacated the building yesterday (April 12, 2013) at 2PM and the building is now empty. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/04/12/superman-building-tallest-now-closed/tsr2pqqC8grmqxb1HsvMTJ/story.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:43, 13 April 2013 (UTC)