For The Providence Foundation’s 40th anniversary, the organization created a dynamic 6 minute video that highlights a series of major milestones, from the moving of the rivers to the relocation of I-195. To truly appreciate the city’s transformation, watch the full length video and a brief 1 minute version.
Incorporating historic photos, maps, and new drone footage, among other media, it introduces viewers to a variety of early projects such as the re-opening of the Biltmore Hotel and the creation of the Providence Performing Arts Center in the 1970s, and the development of Capital Center and the river relocation in 1980s and 1990s. More recent projects include the revitalization of Downcity, the I-195 relocation, and the work of the Downtown Improvement District (DID) and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC).
The video was first shown last month at the Foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Biltmore, which also commemorated the DID’s 10th and the DPPC’s 7th anniversaries. It was produced by the Intellx Group, a local media company, with voiceover work by Foundation trustee Chris Marsella. Learn more about The Providence Foundation here.