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February 19
National Historic Landmark is Upcycled into Apartments

​We ran across this article from Inhabitat​, and just had to share it! 

Providence Arcade, the first U.S. indoor shopping mall, is being transformed into a new micro apartment complex. Originally built in 1828, the historic building is known for its classic Greek architecture and iconic columns. It was closed in 2008 for renovations, but took a completely different direction instead.

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In 1976, the Providence Arcade was declared a National Historic Landmark.


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Natural light shines through the building’s skylights and brighten up its central atrium.


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An inside view of the structure, where there will be restaurants and retail space on the ground floor and 48 apartments featured on the remaining levels.


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Complete with kitchen appliances (minus an oven), full bathroom and pull down bed – the micro-sized apartment has just about everything you could need. The complex also provides additional storage space, a laundry room and a common area for residents to mingle.

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