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|September 9th, 2005, 07:09 AM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Washington DC - Baltimore - Tallinn
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Iíll throw in my two-cents worth:
Tourists. At the rates proposed to fund this venue, not one local Baltimorean will seriously use the buses as a means of mass transit. Too expensive!
Same thing. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, or lack thereof, they will be too expensive for the locals to use as transportation. If the tourists want to use them, fine; but I agree, tacky would be an understatement.
The height factor is a result of optical illusion. (Ever notice how the moon looks huge on the horizon?) There is nothing else nearly as tall as the tower in the immediate area, so it dwarfs the entire area. The site is what, not more than five feet above the water table? So it isnít topography that makes it stand out. Itís the floor to ceiling ratio.
Jones Falls Expressway Demolition
South of Chase Street. Not this year, but next year, look for funding in the five-year development program the city publishes. Feasibility studies are being conducted, and the area targeted has not been renovated nor refurbished. All of that construction is north of Chase Street.
Pride of Baltimore II
I read in the BBC and saw it again in the Sun that the Pride of Baltimore II was in a bit of a mishap. Apparently a squall snapped the two masts of the ship during a race from England to Spain. The ship was severely damaged. Costs of repairs are in the $200-275,000 range.