Joseph R. Paolino Jr. : Taxpayer investments essential to make Providence thrive - Opinion - Providence Journal

What Providence needs is a skyline like Boston’s -- full of cranes and new construction. Unfortunately, the only cranes in Providence are fixing air conditioners or doing other minor repairs.

I don’t know if the "Superman building" will be eligible for the Rebuild Rhode Island tax credit. But make no mistake, the Superman building will remain a vacant symbol of failure without government help. Every successful economic development project in Providence involved the state in some way.