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Rhode Island State

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Rhode Island, a U.S. state in New England, is known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. It's home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing and Gilded Age mansions, such as The Breakers. Providence, its capital, is home to Brown University, green Roger Williams Park, landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation.

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Rhode Island State.
Population: 1,056,426.  
State Capital: Providence. 
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Rhode Island state was one of the original 13 states in the union. To the east and north of Rhode Island state lies Massachusetts, to the south lies the Atlantic Ocean and to the west lies Connecticut. Rhode Island state is the smallest state in the union and measures 37 miles wide and 48 miles long. Despite its relatively small size, Rhode Island state is one of the most densely populated states in the US.

Rhode Island state is extremely compact in size and supports a relatively large population in lieu of its size. Economically Rhode Island state is close to its neighboring states. Rhode Island has a close connect to the sea and has some 400 miles of coastline and hence it has the nick name - the Ocean State. The capital of Rhode Island state is Providence.

The origin of the name Rhode Island is unknown and this name was used to call the island in the Narragansett Bay which the Native Americans called Aquidneck Island. Aquidneck was renamed as Rhode Island (which is a shorthand name used for the whole colony) by the English in 1644.

Although small in size, the contributions of Rhode Island to the formation of the United States were remarkable. Rhode Island exerted a big influence in the industrial development of the entire United States.

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The Main Cities in Rhode Island
Below are the largest cities in the state of Rhode Island and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Providence - 178,042
2. Warwick - 82,672
3. Cranston - 80,387
4. Pawtucket - 71,148
5. East Providence - 47,037
6. Woonsocket - 41,186


Famous Landmarks in Rhode Island

Below are some of Rhode Island’s most visited landmarks:

Back in the Gilded Age America's wealthiest families summered in Rhode Island, building themselves chateaux like the ones they saw in Europe, which are now known collectively as the Newport Mansions, and include the Vanderbilts' 70-room Breakers, the Marble House, and Rosecliff.

Tallest Buildings in Rhode Island

Below are the tallest buildings in Rhode Island:

The tallest building in Rhode Island has had a lot of names. It used to be called the Industrial Trust Tower, followed by the Bank of America Building. Now it’s referred to as its address, 111 Westminster. But the most common (yet unofficial) name is the Superman Building. The tower was built in Providence in 1927 and is 26 floors high and 428 feet tall.

1. 111 Westminster Street (26 stories;428 feet)
2. One Financial Plaza (30 stories; 410 feet)
3. The Residences Providence (31 stories; 380 feet)
4. Omni Providence Hotel (25 stories; 329 feet)
5. Textron Tower (23 stories; 311 feet)
6. 50 Kennedy Plaza (20 stories; 285 feet)
7. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters (14 stories; 237 feet)
8. Waterplace 1 (19 stories; 236 feet)
9. Rhode Island State House (4 stories; 223 feet)
10. Biltmore Hotel (18 stories; 220 feet)


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Jonite Rhode Island Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Rhode Island Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Rhode Island.

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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Rhode Island.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Rhode Island. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Rhode Island. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Rhode Island. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Rhode Island.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Rhode Island.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Rhode Island - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Rhode Island.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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