50 Kennedy Plaza
|50 Kennedy Plaza|
|Location||50 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island 02891, United States|
|Roof||285 ft (87 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum|
|Main contractor||Gilbane Building Company|
50 Kennedy Plaza (formerly known as Fleet Center) is a Postmodern skyscraper in Providence, Rhode Island. At a height of 285 ft (87 m), it is currently the sixth-tallest building in the city and state. The building is named for Kennedy Plaza, which stands to the structure's northeast.
The building's exterior façade features in "granite framing green-reflective-glass side elevations". Its location, sandwiched between the 125 m (410 ft) One Financial Center and the 130 m (430 ft) Industrial National Bank Building, ostensibly detracts from its height with architectural historian William Woodward calling it, "a trifle too low for the site." In company of the its two neighbors, however, the building forms part of one of the most identifiable parts of the Providence skyline. This section of the Providence skyline is featured on the animated television series Family Guy.
The building is accessible via 100 Westminster St., which has been owned by Paolino Properties since 2014.
The building (center left) is visible from Waterplace Park
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