Tag Archives: Union Studio

Tower on State House lawn

And for no good reason. Grok this, fellow Rhode Islanders: The state wants to place a new transit hub along with a tower on land near the State House, possibly right on the State House lawn. The original proposed site … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Development, Providence | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Milwaukee’s I-195 success

Milwaukee once had a host of beer plants, including Schlitz, Pabst and Blatz, along the Milwaukee River to which hops, malt and other ingredients were shipped in and beer was shipped out by train. The beer factories closed, the Beer … Continue reading

Posted in Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I-195: Subdivide & conquer

Joel VanderWeele, an architect at Union Studio in downtown Providence, has posted an excellent essay – “The I-195 Land: Subdivide & Conquer” – on the firm’s “unofficial blog.” It is about the development of the vacated Route 195 land on … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Providence, Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Polemicists in pen and ink

Someone recently twitted me for displaying on my blog beautiful drawings of a proposed new Boston City Hall designed (and illustrated) by Aaron Helfand. My correspondent said the building might not look as nice as the drawing when it is … Continue reading

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Art and design | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment