Textron Tower

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Textron Tower
General information
Type Office
Location 40 Westminster Street,
Providence, RI 02891, United States
Coordinates 41°49′30″N 71°24′33″W / 41.8250°N 71.4091°W / 41.8250; -71.4091Coordinates: 41°49′30″N 71°24′33″W / 41.8250°N 71.4091°W / 41.8250; -71.4091
Construction started 1969
Completed 1972
Roof 311 ft (95 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
Developer Textron

The Textron Tower, formerly the Old Stone Tower, is an International-style skyscraper in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It is the world headquarters of Textron.

At 311 ft (95 m), it stands as the 5th-tallest building in the city and the state. Created by the same architects as the Empire State Building, the Textron Tower is set back some from the building line and raised above the street on a podium. The first story is marbled sheathed and serves as a base for the concrete-grid curtain wall.[1] The building features deep reveals attached to a reinforced concrete frame and is clad with deeply exposed aggregate precast panels.[2]

On November 29, 2015, a heating and ventilation system on the roof of the building caught fire. The fire was extinguished after less than an hour, and the interior of the building was undamaged.[3]


  1. ^ Woodward, Wm McKenzie. Guide to Providence Architecture. 1st ed. United States: 2003. ISBN 0-9742847-0-X. p. 80.
  2. ^ Textron Tower, Providence at Emporis, Accessed August 11, 2006
  3. ^ http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151129/NEWS/151129334