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Inner Harbor Timline 1986 - 1992

1986 The Harbor Court Hotel, featuring 200 rooms, 165 luxury condominium apartments, shops and a garage with 900 spaces, opens on Light and Lee Streets. Tall ships from around the world visit the Inner Harbor on the 10th anniversary of their bicentennial visit. Baltimore's Summer of Sail celebration attracts the largest number of visiting tall ships outside New York and the Statue of Liberty rededication festivities. The Maryland Science Center completes new exhibit space and a glass facade overlooking the Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Convention Center finishes its $12.9 million expansion, increasing the building's exhibit space to 194,000 square feet. Cabot, Cabot and Forbes of Boston completes the 250 West Pratt Street office building at the corner of Pratt and Howard Streets. Lady Maryland, a 72-foot replica of an 1800 Chesapeake Bay Schooner, is completed as a floating classroom for Maryland students. Signet Tower, the 374,000-square-foot headquarters for Signet Bank, opens at the northeast corner of St. Paul and Baltimore Streets. Six St. Paul Centre, a 305,000-square-foot office building, opens at the northwest corner of St. Paul and Baltimore Streets. The city approves an urban renewal plan for Key Highway.

1987 The Redwood Tower, a 210,000-square-foot office building, opens at 217 E. Redwood Street. The Maryland Science Center opens its five-story IMAX Theater. The Rouse Company opens retail shops and a 1,150-car garage at The Gallery at Harborplace. The full-service Baltimore Visitors Information Center opens in the Brokerage at 600 Water Street. Trial phase of Harbor Walk Townhouses in Inner Harbor West is completed. A 622-room Stouffer Hotel, now called Renaissance Harborplace, and 16-story Legg Mason office tower open near the Gallery at Harborplace. Scarlett Place, a mixed-use development containing 145 luxury condominium apartments, offices, shop and a garage, opens at Pratt Street near the Jones Falls Expressway. The Pride of Baltimore II, a replacement for the Pride of Baltimore, lost at sea in 1986, is launched. The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, formerly marking the entry of the Patapsco River into the Chesapeake Bay, is relocated to Pier 5. The Rivoli Building, a 270,000-square-foot municipal office building, opens at Gay and Fayette Streets. Pride of Baltimore memorial is dedicated on Rash Field. Columbus Plaza, south of Scarlet Plaza, is completed.

1989 Harrison's at Pier 5, (now the Pier 5 Hotel) a crab house, restaurant and 70-room inn with transportation to the Eastern Shore for hunting and fishing opens on Pier 5. The Equitable Bank completes a 150,000 square foot office tower at Lombard and Hanover Streets. The John L. Deaton Nursing Center adds 120 beds in a new structure north of the existing center. The Bank of Baltimore opens a new 490,000-square-foot headquarters at Baltimore and Calvert Streets. The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company opens a new substation at Pratt and Concord Streets. The St. Paul Plaza Tower at St. Paul and Lexington Streets, offering 260,000 square feet of office space, opens above the 950-car garage.

1990 The National Aquarium in Baltimore adds a 1,200-seat Marine Mammal Pavilion on Pier 4. Harbor View Yacht Club and sales office opens. Construction of first condominium tower begins.

1991 Pier Six Concert Pavilion opens with its new tent, greatly increasing seating capacity. Henderson's Wharf opens as a multi-use complex with apartments, hotel rooms and special function space.

1992 Oriole Park at Camden Yards celebrates its grand opening. Light Rail begins service from Timonium to Cromwell Station in Glen Burnie, greatly expanding public transportation to and from the city. Redwood Garage opens at 300 W. Redwood Street with 720 parking spaces. Legal Aid headquarters opens at Lexington and Gay Streets. Sports Center USA wins competition to develop the Power Plant.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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