Kennedy Plaza The heart of Providence is the plaza. It is the gateway to our historic financial district, home to City Hall and the historic Federal Courthouse. It is a crossroads for travelers coming and going on our RIPTA in-state buses and interstate coaches like Megabus and Peter Pan. It is a good place to find a cab, late night food or a comfortable bed at the Biltmore, Omni or Courtyard Hotels. Our Convention Center is here and there is an entrance to the mall that takes you over our Yellow Skybridge. The bridge is the work of Frederich St. Florian an inspired local architect who also designed our nation’s World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Kennedy Plaza is home to our Skating Rink, lovely parks, beautiful statuary, inspiring fountains, memorials and a building Superman would have loved to leap over. If you like Providence enough you can even buy one of the Residences at the Westin and make our wonderful state your new home.