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Baltimore- Oriole Park at Camden Yards (OPACY) *Gallery*

Capacity 45,971 (2011–present) with standing room at least 48,187
It started the retro revolution and has inspired countless other mlb stadiums. One of the most beautiful and most significant ballparks in the mlb. A photo can express a thousand words. So share the best photos of Camden Yards you can find.
 

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Labor Day, 2005, showing the view lost after the Hilton was constructed.. This was not 1995...the numbers on the warehouse were to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal breaking Gehrigs record.

 

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Visually at least, I don't think the Hilton is as bad as most people make it out to be. The only thing of significance that was lost is the view of the Bromo Seltzer Tower, which can still be seen from Eutaw St.

I think the bigger crime here is the wasted opportunity to even further enhance the game-day experience at the ballpark. Right now the eastern wing of the Hilton is nothing more then a Jimmy John's, a little bit of grass, and something you just walk past when you get off the light rail. What if the city built something like St Louis is currently building across the street from its park? The Busch Stadium Ballpark Village.

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...yeah maybe turn Camden St into another Eutaw St. The people running the Hilton blew it big time by basically having a blank wall facing the ballpark. Might be one of the reasons I dislike it so much.^^ Too far away for a seating component, but it should have had bars, restaurants, and retail. Make that block of Camden "inside the gates" during games.
 

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...yeah maybe turn Camden St into another Eutaw St. The people running the Hilton blew it big time by basically having a blank wall facing the ballpark. Might be one of the reasons I dislike it so much.^^ Too far away for a seating component, but it should have had bars, restaurants, and retail. Make that block of Camden "inside the gates" during games.
Exactly how I feel. The Hilton is in a great location and it receives revenue by feeding off of Camden Yards market. I like what they are doing in St. Louis and possibly learned from us on what to and not do. Will this be there first Eutaw Street project similar at Camden Yards with B&O warehouse.
 

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Labor Day, 2005, showing the view lost after the Hilton was constructed.. This was not 1995...the numbers on the warehouse were to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal breaking Gehrigs record.

When comparing photos, I do not see much of a view which was lost. At the very least the Holiday Inn is now hidden. Just my opinion.
 

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Probably because Bromo can now only be seen from a small slice of the right field seats, and the Hilton is not exactly world class architecture. The Bromo was just as recognizable as the warehouse, to a national audience. You are right, though, about the Holiday Inn. That thing should come down and be replaced by something, say, around 400 ft tall. It's over 50 years old and well past its prime.
 

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Probably because Bromo can now only be seen from a small slice of the right field seats, and the Hilton is not exactly world class architecture. The Bromo was just as recognizable as the warehouse, to a national audience. You are right, though, about the Holiday Inn. That thing should come down and be replaced by something, say, around 400 ft tall. It's over 50 years old and well past its prime.
Yeah this is the view that's seen of the bromo seltzer from right field. Yeah that holiday inn should come down. I think it will happen in the near future.
 

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Exactly how I feel. The Hilton is in a great location and it receives revenue by feeding off of Camden Yards market. I like what they are doing in St. Louis and possibly learned from us on what to and not do. Will this be there first Eutaw Street project similar at Camden Yards with B&O warehouse.
wow!! Best view in the house, and it's not even "in the house"!!!........lol.
 

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Visually at least, I don't think the Hilton is as bad as most people make it out to be. The only thing of significance that was lost is the view of the Bromo Seltzer Tower, which can still be seen from Eutaw St.

I think the bigger crime here is the wasted opportunity to even further enhance the game-day experience at the ballpark. Right now the eastern wing of the Hilton is nothing more then a Jimmy John's, a little bit of grass, and something you just walk past when you get off the light rail. What if the city built something like St Louis is currently building across the street from its park? The Busch Stadium Ballpark Village.
there's no room to build such a development here. Maybe place something on the parking lot behind the warehouse, but other than that, there's no room for expansion.


question for all.....is the Camden Yards warehouse occupied from the bottom floor to the top?
 

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there's no room to build such a development here. Maybe place something on the parking lot behind the warehouse, but other than that, there's no room for expansion.


question for all.....is the Camden Yards warehouse occupied from the bottom floor to the top?
I always wanted to take a tour of Camden years and that was going to be one of my question I would ask. Its a huge building. I'll be surprised if it is.
 

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^^who knows? It might become an apartment or hotel conversion one day...
If it does that will be awesome. Right now The East Coast’s longest building isn’t just a vacant shell, though, now housing office space for the Orioles, banquet facilities, the ballpark’s central kitchen and space for ballpark operations. Even the main ticket office operates out of the north end of the structure. If it ever was to house apartments here is the view you would have from inside.
Looking out on fields at Camden Yards from an office party in the warehouse.

Believe it or not...this is the Men's room on the 7th floor of the Warehouse at Camden Yards.
 

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re: the mens room window...no convincing needed...you can see a reflection of the stalls in the glass!:lol:

I also have been on the 5th floor of the warehouse..it's a breathtaking view. I'm amazed that in 21 seasons a home run ball has yet to shatter one of those windows!
 

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there's no room to build such a development here. Maybe place something on the parking lot behind the warehouse, but other than that, there's no room for expansion.


question for all.....is the Camden Yards warehouse occupied from the bottom floor to the top?
I was looking at the St. Louis proposal...the majority of the building appears to be a casino...with the main entrance on the back side...carrying the "Live" brand...ala Arundel Live!

I don't know what is on the inside of the Hilton behind the Camden St. wall, but it could be opened up and repurposed. They really missed the boat on that one...
 

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I was looking at the St. Louis proposal...the majority of the building appears to be a casino...with the main entrance on the back side...carrying the "Live" brand...ala Arundel Live!

I don't know what is on the inside of the Hilton behind the Camden St. wall, but it could be opened up and repurposed. They really missed the boat on that one...
I'd love another Live! venue in Baltimore near Camden Yards, but I'd prefer for it to be closer toward the casino. I want something like Xfinity Live in Philly.
 
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