Oct 22, 2007

Baltimore’s architecture changes to reflect new millennium - slowly

(Baltimore Examiner) - New glass and steel spires have penetrated the skyline of Baltimore, marking a new look for a city that architects say is leaving behind its historic industrial look for the 21st century.
“I would say Baltimore’s architecture is defined mostly by its heritage, and we have a very rich heritage,” said Klaus Philipsen, president of design firm ArchPlan and a co-chair of the Urban Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects’ Baltimore chapter.
“People are sort of conservative in their approach to architecture here,” Philipsen said. “This is a very typical thing in Baltimore. People ... always say, ‘Where’s the brick?’ ”
But times are changing. Continued

Photo of the Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art by anon, via Wikipedia