Future of Mechanic hinges on its design

Architecture column

August 13, 2007|By Edward Gunts | Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC

Of all the arguments for designating Baltimore's Morris A. Mechanic Theatre a city landmark, one of the strongest comes from the owner itself.

Others have reasoned that the 1967 building is a laudable symbol of its times, an inspired work of modern design by an architect of international stature. Those are valid points.

If You Go Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation meets at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at 417 E. Fayette St., eighth floor.

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