PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owner of Rhode Island's tallest building is renewing an effort to get government aid to redevelop the downtown Providence landmark.

The 26-story 111 Westminster, also known as the Superman building, was used as a bank until it lost its only tenant last year.

Owner High Rock Development last year proposed turning it into apartments. It said it would need $70 to $75 million in public support from the state, city and federal governments. The plan went nowhere.

On Monday, High Rock restarted the effort. A spokeswoman says they don't yet know how much aid they'll seek.

Buff Chace of the project's development team said he expects High Rock's investment would be close to the $55 million it announced last year.

He says the project will spur the city's economy.


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