True: Superman developer on why he needs subsidies - PolitiFact Rhode Island

Now we needed to check on construction costs. We reached out to Gilbane Building Co. an international construction company based in Providence.

At our request, the construction firm’s Rhode Island team leader, John Sinnott, analyzed construction cost data from the MS Means City Cost Index, a standard industry tool.

"While there is a slight overall difference in costs between Boston and Providence — when it comes to larger more complex projects costs are roughly the same," said Sinnott.

A rehab of the Superman building would be in the larger, more complex category. -- Michael F. Sabitoni, President, Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council