Productions Develops a Historical Tour of the RI State House
Press Contact: Eric S. Barao
RI (March 21, 2001)
Productions has recently completed a website development project
for the Rhode Island government; a historical tour of the RI
State House. There are three ways to take the tour...by using
a floorplan layout, a pictorial gallery, or by taking the complete
The site was featured in a recent Providence Journal article.
You can visit the site by clicking the link below:
Edward Fitzpatrick & Ariel Sabar
Journal State House Bureau
now tour the State House without having to dodge lobbyists or
climb marble stairs. On Feb. 15, the General Assembly Web site
added an "online tour" of the grand building.
The cyberspace presentation includes 38 color photographs from
the three floors of the State House, plus detailed descriptions
and tidbits of trivia. For instance, did you know that the Independent
Man -- the bronze figure atop the State House -- is 11 feet tall,
weighs more than 500 pounds and has been struck by lightning
The online tour comes 100 years after the General Assembly first
met in the State House. It also comes a year after a Brown University
study ranked Rhode Island last among the 50 states in using the
Internet to communicate with residents and offering online government
The Legislative Press Bureau has been working on the online tour
for about a year now, publicist Dana DelSignore said.
"It's such a gem," DelSignore said of the State House.
"So many people live near it or drive by it every day without
coming in. Hopefully, this opens the door for them."
Michael Kilmartin -- director of Legislative Data Systems, which
hosts the Web site -- said the online tour will be especially
helpful for people who aren't physically able to visit the State
House. "It also holds tremendous educational value for students
and teachers, who are some of the most frequent visitors to the
State House," he said.