Commissioned in 1925 by the Industrial Trust company, the building was constructed and completed in 1927 in the Art Deco period, popular at the time. It opened for tenants in 1928 just before the Great Depression. It is still the tallest “skyscraper” in Providence and has 26 floors and stands at 428 feet. It is nicknamed the “Superman building” due to its resemblance of the fictional “Daily Planet” building from the 1950s Superman TV series. The building that was actually used as inspiration for the series is in Los Angeles.
The building has been vacant since 2013 and there has been a great amount of speculation whether or not to rehabilitate it or take it down. This building is so iconic in Rhode Island and serves as a metaphor of times of prosperity and glory, as well as neglect. The Superman Building T shirt pays homage to the grandeur of the building as well as the stories we tell ourselves. Small but mighty is phrase I use to pay homage to being the smallest state with the “don’t mess with me” vibe.
This original design is printed on a Next Level Poly/cotton blended T shirt.
Color is "Sage"
Shirt is 65% Polyester and 35% cotton and is extremely soft and light. Fabric is pre-shrunk
Unisex sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and 2X
Sizes - Waist - Length
Small 19” - 28”
Medium 20.5” - 29”
Large 22” - 30”
XL 23.5” - 31”
XXL 25” - 32”
XXXL 28” - 33”