From "The Baltimore Book":"Charles Center was concieved...

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January 13, 1992|By John Goodspeed

From "The Baltimore Book":

"Charles Center was concieved and built as a property development sceme of direct benefit to corporate and finance capital. The city as a whole recieved very little benefit from it."

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"...a recent internal study suggested that Baltimore spends $17 million a year more on servicing the downtown and Inner Harbor than it gets back in tax revenues."

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"(The Maryland Science Center) was designed in the wake of the 1968 riots , at a time when a substantial African-American population inhabited the close-by community... The fortress design is deliberate...to keep out social unrest and minimize property damage."

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"None of the agencies responsible for the downtown and Inner Harbor redevelopment were accountable to anyone but themselves, even though they were awash with public funds."

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"The conditions of grinding poverty in the city do not in any way appeare to have been assuaged by all (the) massive downtown redevelopment."

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