Inner Harbor Timline from 2001 - 2005
The redevelopment of the Inner Harbor, once an industrial port,
led the way for revitalization projects all over the city, making Baltimore a national
model for urban renewal. Following is a chronology of the redevelopment efforts that helped build Baltimore into the attractive destination it is today.
Marriott Waterfront hotel opens. Top of the World Observation Level closes early in the year for major renovations and reopens in May with a brand new look.
PSINet Stadium is renamed M&T Bank Stadium. Hampton Inn & Suites Inner Harbor opens.
USS Constellation celebrates her 150th anniversary with a host
of special events and free festivities.
The new $8 million, 8,000-square foot, state-of-the art
Baltimore Visitor Center opens on the West Shore of the
Inner Harbor, offering a wide range of information resources and services.
The Maryland Science Center completes a major expansion and renovation,
with new exhibitions added on all levels, including a permanent
hall showcasing dinosaurs and earth sciences, a dedicated gallery
for housing temporary exhibitions, and upgrades to the IMAX Theater.
The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center opens - a world-class venue
showcasing touring Broadway shows and the best of the performing arts.
Harborplace celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture opens, dedicated to sharing
the courageous journeys toward freedom and self-determination made by African American Marylanders.
Sports Legends at Camden Yards opens with 22,000 square feet of artifacts and
interactive exhibits, transforming Camden Station into one of the most spectacular sports museums in America.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore opens Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes, depicting a typical
river gorge in Australia's Northern Territory, with 1,800 individual native animals representing 120 species.
The upscale, all-suite Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor opens.
The Baltimore Visitor Center wins the Grand Design Award from the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The Big Bus Company begins offering guided tours of the city from its London-style double-decker buses. Baltimore
is named a top-10 up-and-coming destination by Frommer's, the world leader in travel guides.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture