#PVD has done a lot to re-purpose old infrastructure. The Providence River in downtown was once covered by a multi-lane road and is now a beautiful asset for the community. #Waterfire has become a major tourist destination and revenue generator for the city. Providence is a supporter of #parkingday which brings pop-up parks into downtown in the Fall each year. We also have a state-wide network of bike trails, many of which are old railways. What infrastructure repurposing project should Providence focus on next? Underpass parks along the 6-10 corridor? More parks in the I-195 redevelopment? Watch the video, created by Nicholas Lin, to see the Providence River as it is today. The video starts where the old I-195 ramp was and travels up river, before turning back to where it started.
Waterfire is a Providence must - this cultural phenomenon has been transforming the urban experience and engaging the community since the installation of Barnaby Evan's sculpture in 1994 and continues to grow each year. Go enjoy the sights and sounds for yourself tomorrow night (July 23)!
To learn more about this event visit: http://waterfire.org/about/
For the 2016 schedule visit: http://waterfire.org/schedule/2016-waterfire-providence-event-schedule/