David Sweetser


The owner of the Superman Building in downtown Providence renewed his call Tuesday for a public-private partnership to revitalize the vacant skyscraper. But it remains unclear whether the state will provide $39 million in requested help.


A spokesman for the owner of the Bank of America building in Providence says there are no plans to tear down the iconic building.  

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said in a recent television interview that the 26-story art deco building – popularly known as the Superman building - might have to be leveled now that Bank of America is leaving it.

But Bill Fischer, a spokesman for building owner David Sweetser, says demolition is not on the drawing board.