Monthly Archives: March 2015

Working towards better Public Spaces

Working towards better Public Spaces

When most people think about the idea of “Public Space” they will often immediately think of parks and public squares. While parks like Touro Park, Queen Anne Square and Washington Square serve an important role as visual punctuation to the buildings, the vast majority of open public spaces are the streets, medians and sidewalks, which are often neglected from design consideration. More

A Mysterious Monument

A Mysterious Monument

Newport is home to an extraordinary number of architectural treasures. For the most part the architects, owners and dates of construction for these buildings are well documented. In one case, however, the dates and history of the structure are very much in contention and the alternatives stretch the imagination to its limits. The Newport Tower in Touro Park, is a structure that dates from the earliest days of Newport’s settlement but was perhaps built even earlier. More