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Inner Harbor Timline from 1980 - 1984

1980 The Rouse Company completes Harborplace, a festival marketplace featuring small shops and restaurants in two glass-enclosed pavilions. The Hanover Square apartments open on Conway Street, providing 199 apartments for the elderly. Equitable Bank Center opens at Charles and Pratt Streets. The Holocaust Memorial is dedicated at the corner of Water and Gay Streets. 1981 The 2,000 seat Pier Six Summer Concert Pavilion opens at the foot of Pier Six, with an additional 1,000 lawn seats. The outdoor concert facility features pop, jazz and country artists with additional performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The National Aquarium in Baltimore opens at Pier 3. Regarded as one of the world's best marine exhibitions, the facility features more than 5,000 creatures in re-creations of their natural habitats. Major exhibits include a 64-foot-high tropical rain forest and a 222,000-gallon shark display. The 500-room Hyatt Regency Hotel is completed adjacent to the Convention Center. The Inner Harbor skywalk system is completed, providing overhead pedestrian walkways connecting Harborplace, the Hyatt Regency, the Convention Center, the Convention Center Mall and Charles Center. The Lightship Chesapeake joins the USS Torsk to form the Baltimore Maritime Museum at Pier 4 The Minnie V., an authentic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, begins to operate tours from its berth near the Harborplace Amphitheater. An antique carousel is brought to the west shoreline and is later permanently installed on the south shoreline.

1982 The Rusty Scupper Restaurant opens adjacent to the Inner Harbor marina. The Inner Harbor Center office building opens at 400 E. Pratt Street. McKeldin Square and Meyerhoff Fountain at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets are dedicated in memory of former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin. Baltimore Public Works Museum opens in the old pumping station adjacent to the Fallsway. Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank opens new building near Camden Station.

1983 The city approves an urban renewal plan for the Camden Yards area.

1984 The Baltimore Box Office and Visitor Information Center opens at Pier 4. The 97-suite Brookshire Suites hotel opens at Lombard and Calvert Streets. The 250-room Days Inn Inner Harbor opens on Hopkins Place. The 210-room Comfort Inn opens at 24 W. Franklin Street. Baltimore Federal Financial Bank headquarters opens at Lombard and Commerce Streets. Lady Baltimore, a new excursion boat, joins Baltimore's attractions. 1985 The 350-room Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel opens at South Charles and Conway Streets. The 350-room Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel opens at Pratt and Eutaw Streets. The 105-room Peabody Court hotel opens at Mount Vernon Place. The International Flower Garden is installed at Rash Field. Trolley service begins, serving the Inner Harbor and Charles Street.

Festival Hall opens as part of the Convention Center complex, serving as a location for ethnic festivals, shows and other public events. Clipper City, a 150-foot replica of a 19th-century schooner, moves into the harbor.

Harborplace Amphitheater
Harborplace Amphitheater



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