This architectural rendering provided Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, by The Fane Organization, shows a trio of luxury residential skyscrapers — the tallest at 55 stories — proposed to be built in downtown Providence, R.I. A New York developer who says he wants to transform the skyline of Rhode Island’s capital city is meeting skepticism from some Providence leaders, including one who has jokingly coined the project the “three towers of evil.”  (Sol Wassermuhl /IBI Group via AP)

This architectural rendering provided Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, by The Fane Organization, shows a trio of luxury residential skyscrapers — the tallest at 55 stories — proposed to be built in downtown Providence, R.I. A New York developer who says he ... wants to transform the skyline of Rhode Island’s capital city is meeting skepticism from some Providence leaders, including one who has jokingly coined the project the “three towers of evil.” (Sol Wassermuhl /IBI Group via AP) (The Associated Press)

Foe dubs proposed Providence high-rises 'towers of evil'

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A New York developer who says he wants to transform the skyline of Rhode Island's capital city is meeting skepticism from some Providence leaders, including one who has jokingly coined the project the "three towers of evil."

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Fane Organization President Jason Fane says his proposed trio of luxury residential skyscrapers could be a new symbol for the city's ambitions to become an innovation hub.

Fane unveiled the project last week to a commission that is overseeing the redevelopment of land made available when the state moved Interstate 195.

Providence City Council President Luis Aponte says it's unattractive and out of scale with the area.

Fane's proposed complex would dwarf the state's current tallest building, known as the Superman building. He says today's Providence skyline looks out of date.