Industrial National Bank Building
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
Industrial National Bank Building is the tallest building in the city of Providence, Rhode Island, the tallest in the state of Rhode Island, and the 28th tallest in New England.
Standing at 428 feet (130 m) with 26 floors, the building occupies a footprint on the eastern periphery of Kennedy Plaza. The building has been vacant since April 2013.
Commissioned in 1925 by the Industrial Trust Company (founded in 1886 by Samuel P. Colt), the current building was constructed during the inter-war boom period as the Industrial Trust Tower in 1927. Designed in the Art Deco style popular at the time, the building opened for tenants on October 1, 1928.
In 2012, Bank of America, the sole tenant, decided not to renew its lease. The bank vacated the building, leaving it empty.
The building and its neighbors are displayed prominently on the skyline of the fictional City of Quahog, Rhode Island, the setting of the American adult animated sitcom Family Guy. The building is often seen behind the Griffin family's home on fictional Spooner Street.
It is commonly referred to as the "Superman Building", due to its resemblance to the Daily Planet building in the Superman comic book. The building shown in the television program, however, is the Los Angeles City Hall.
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