Deuteronomy 30:19 - Cathedral Square - Providence, Rhode Island
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N 41° 49.189 W 071° 25.025
19T E 299252 N 4632594
Quick Description: A misfortune of planning by the renowned I.M. Pei, the design intention of 1969's Cathedral Square as a lively public piazza for Providence, RI, falls flat. Embedded beside a conical fountain, its only dimensional landmark, is a bible quote.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2022 6:42:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM15ZA5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
A misfortune of planning by the renowned I.M. Pei, the design intention of 1969's Cathedral Square as a lively public piazza for Providence, Rhode Island, falls flat.

At the plaza east of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Chancery and north of the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul there is a conical fountain. Today, the brick water feature is crumbling. Embedded beside its only dimensional landmark, "FOUNTAIN OF LIFE - A MEMORIAL TO THE UNKNOWN CHILD", is a bible quote. An engraved granite tablet on the ground to the northeast of the fountain reads:

I HAVE SET BEFORE LIFE
AND DEATH THE BLESSING
AND THE CURSE. CHOOSE LIFE,
THEN, THAT YOU AND YOUR
DESCENDANTS MAY LIVE.
- DEUTERONOMY

Address:
Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Chancery
Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul
1 Cathedral Square
Providence, Rhode Island


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