Superman building http://ripr.org en 'Superman' Building Owner Renews Call For State Support Of Rehab Project http://ripr.org/post/superman-building-owner-renews-call-state-support-rehab-project <p>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.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:07:57 +0000 Ian Donnis 34645 at http://ripr.org 'Superman' Building Owner Renews Call For State Support Of Rehab Project Lawmakers Consider Bill To Revitalize 'Superman' Building http://ripr.org/post/lawmakers-consider-bill-revitalize-superman-building <p>A bill that would use $39 million in taxpayers’ money to revitalize the vacant Superman Building is slated for a Senate Finance committee hearing this Tuesday.&nbsp; Lawmakers have been lukewarm about using a public subsidy for the Providence skyscraper.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:56:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 34581 at http://ripr.org Lawmakers Consider Bill To Revitalize 'Superman' Building TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-9 <p>While we've had a glimpse of spring and winter weather over the last week, politics remains the thing for all seasons in the Ocean State. So welcome back to my weekly column, and feel free to share your thoughts and tips at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. You can also follow my missives all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:11:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 34428 at http://ripr.org Three Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched & Banded http://ripr.org/post/three-peregrine-falcon-chicks-hatched-banded <p>Three baby peregrine falcons born atop Providence’s Superman building are now banded for tracking.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There were four eggs, but only three chicks survived, all boys. And now they have bands on their legs that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will keep a record of.</p><p>The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Jeff Hall said the banding took about a half hour, and the process started when licensed bander Joe Zbyrowski climbed a ladder to reach the chicks nesting in a special box.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:52:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 34225 at http://ripr.org Three Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched & Banded The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-message-pension-mediation-sends-outside-businesses <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:46:48 +0000 Dave Fallon 31912 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses Financing Plan To Revitalize Superman Building May Soon Be Announced http://ripr.org/post/financing-plan-revitalize-superman-building-may-soon-be-announced <p>Supporters of turning the vacant Superman Building into apartment units say they may unveil a new financing plan as soon as next week.&nbsp; The General Assembly has been wary of offering a public subsidy to reuse the Superman Building in the aftermath of the collapse of video-game company 38 Studios. Supporters of the project say filling the Superman Building with tenants and other new uses would boost the economy in Providence.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:12:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 30040 at http://ripr.org Financing Plan To Revitalize Superman Building May Soon Be Announced New Life For The 'Superman' Building? http://ripr.org/post/new-life-superman-building <p>There may be new hope for the tallest building in Rhode Island.&nbsp; But efforts to rehab the so-called Superman building, in downtown Providence, failed just last year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The 26 story building, built in 1928 went dark in April of last year, when its tenants, Bank of America, moved out. The owner, Massachusetts-based High Rock Development, proposed a plan to turn the office space into residences.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:40:38 +0000 John Bender 28957 at http://ripr.org New Life For The 'Superman' Building? The Bottom Line: Breathing Life Into the Providence Arcade http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-breathing-life-providence-arcade <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling The Bottom Line. Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:13:19 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 28810 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Breathing Life Into the Providence Arcade The Wildlife That Soars Above Downtown Providence http://ripr.org/post/wildlife-soars-above-downtown-providence <p></p><p>A photographer living in downtown Providence has caught amazing photos of hawks, owls and falcons flying above the capital city. He discovered the wild birds by following the pigeons.</p><p>It all started when Peter Green moved into an apartment facing the Superman building. He loved to watch the pigeons fly outside his window, and one day he spotted a falcon munching the pigeons that had captured his attention.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 25458 at http://ripr.org The Wildlife That Soars Above Downtown Providence "Superman" Building At The Center Of Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/superman-building-center-lawsuit <p>A court case beginning this week could impact the future of Rhode Island’s tallest building, known as the Superman Building.</p><p>The building’s new owner claims it was left in deplorable condition by longtime occupant Bank of America.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts developer High Rock, which owns the so-called Superman Building in Downtown Providence, is suing Bank of America for more than 23 million.</p><p>High Rock claims that the former tenant left the 26 story building so neglected that it is un-rentable without costly repairs.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:32:14 +0000 John Bender 24684 at http://ripr.org "Superman" Building At The Center Of Lawsuit