The media were out in force. The dignitaries were gracious in their thanks to everyone involved in the project. Chairman Kane, as always upbeat and looking to great things to come, balanced his enthusiasm with the reminder that no developer will commit to anything until pipes and wires are in the ground. The day celebrated the fact that under nearly two miles of new streets in the District those cable and electric conduits, water, sewer and gas pipes are now ready for action. So is the Commission, which as part of its marketing effort has labled the redevelopment area "The Link" because it reunites parts of the city long separated by the Berlin Wall of I-195.
In his remarks Kane denied that The Link was named for Governor Chafee.
For professional photo coverage of the event, see Sandor Bodo's Providence Journal slide show here.