- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The lawn of the Rhode Island Statehouse and the tallest building in the state are being called endangered by a Providence preservation group.

The Providence Preservation Society released a list on Thursday of properties in the capital it says are most in threat of deterioration, neglect and demolition.

Among those listed is the Statehouse lawn. The group says there have been inappropriate changes to the landscape to expand parking on the property.

It also lists the so-called Superman building, a downtown skyscraper that has been vacant since last year, when its sole tenant moved out. The owner had pushed a plan to turn it into apartments but said he needed state tax credits. That plan was rebuffed.

The group says the building is at risk of deteriorating.



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