Superman building

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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.

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In the best of all possible worlds, Providence's iconic Superman Building would be revived as housing that would add downtown residents and reduce the amount of prime office space. Yet Providence Mayor Angel Taveras isn't ruling out the possibility that the structure might have to be leveled.

During an appearance last weekend on WJAR-TV's 10 News Conference, Taveras said:

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The downtown Providence skyscraper affectionately known as the “Superman building” may be getting a new lease on life.  The 26 story office building may be going residential.

Providence developer Arnold “Buff” Chace says he has been hired by the owner of the Superman building to conduct a feasibility study into turning it into an apartment building. 

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