Rhode Island’s tallest building, now vacant, opens for tours

Watch the video above to see the first tour.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s tallest building is opening for free public tours.

The so-called “Superman Building” has been vacant for three years. The owner, High Rock, has been pushing to get public money to help pay to redevelop it.

High Rock announced on Monday that five 90-minute tours have been scheduled from July to September. Members of the Providence Preservation Society will lead the tours.

High Rock’s David Sweetser says he wants Rhode Islanders to be able to enjoy the views from the 26-story building, as well as appreciate the architecture and history of the building.

The Art Deco-style skyscraper opened in 1928 as the Industrial National Bank Building.

The tour will include the vault, the banking hall and the 25th floor.

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