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January 28, 2008
'Superman' building in downtown Providence is sold
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The Bank of America tower, built in 1927, is the tallest building in the state.
PROVIDENCE -- The Inland Real Estate Corporation has sold the Art Deco-style Bank of America tower, known locally as "the Superman building," to High Rock Westminster Street LLC, a company affiliated with Compass Realty Associates in Burlington, Mass., according to the broker, NAI Hunneman Commercial.
The deal closed on Friday, Jonathan Aron, a vice president at NAI Hunneman, said. High Rock paid $33 million.
“It’s such a landmark building,” Aron said. “It’s such an identifiable building in Providence.”
The Superman reference, for those of a certain age, stems from the similarity to the Daily Planet building, workplace of Clark Kent, aka Superman, in the 1950s TV series about the comic-book hero.
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