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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | July 23, 2000
Michael Graves is one of America's most prolific designers, with projects ranging from the Walt Disney Corp. headquarters in California to clocks and tea kettles. For more than a year, Graves and others in his Princeton-based firm, Michael Graves & Associates, have been working on a $100 million Ritz-Carlton hotel and condominium complex overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor. But if Baltimoreans want to see his work anytime soon, they'll either have to visit another city or drop in on a local Target store.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | April 20, 2003
Elle Decor is known for its style. Now readers who can't get enough of the magazine can turn to the new series of Elle Decor Portfolios books. These neat little books focus on a single theme. The latest ones -- Bedrooms (Filipacchi Publishing, 2003, $14.95) and Decorating Ideas (Filipacchi Publishing, 2003, $14.95) -- offer inspiration as well as practical suggestions for decoration and design. Bedrooms provides examples of stylish dressing rooms, headboards, alcoves and attic bedrooms.
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By New York Times News Service | December 4, 2000
Michael Graves, the Princeton, N.J., architect whose work embraces everything from resort villages to whistling teakettles, is to receive the American Institute of Architects' gold medal, its highest honor. Graves' contemporary re-interpretations of classical forms are recognizable at any scale from the sprawling resort of vaults and domes in El Gouna, Egypt, to the Ionic-column peppermill for the Italian manufacturer Alessi. His projects for Target, the discount retailer, number in the hundreds, and his work also includes the wrap enveloping the Washington Monument during its restoration.
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By New York Times News Service | December 4, 2000
Michael Graves, the Princeton, N.J., architect whose work embraces everything from resort villages to whistling teakettles, is to receive the American Institute of Architects' gold medal, its highest honor. Graves' contemporary re-interpretations of classical forms are recognizable at any scale from the sprawling resort of vaults and domes in El Gouna, Egypt, to the Ionic-column peppermill for the Italian manufacturer Alessi. His projects for Target, the discount retailer, number in the hundreds, and his work also includes the wrap enveloping the Washington Monument during its restoration.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | April 20, 2003
Elle Decor is known for its style. Now readers who can't get enough of the magazine can turn to the new series of Elle Decor Portfolios books. These neat little books focus on a single theme. The latest ones -- Bedrooms (Filipacchi Publishing, 2003, $14.95) and Decorating Ideas (Filipacchi Publishing, 2003, $14.95) -- offer inspiration as well as practical suggestions for decoration and design. Bedrooms provides examples of stylish dressing rooms, headboards, alcoves and attic bedrooms.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1999
The Florida developer proposing to build a Ritz-Carlton hotel south of the Inner Harbor said yesterday that he is "committed" to develop the $100 million luxury hotel project and hopes to break ground by the end of the year, despite community reservations.Neil Fisher's comments regarding the 250-room hotel and condominium project, which came after a meeting with city Planning Department officials, stand in stark contrast to earlier statements about the necessity of community support for the project to go forward.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
The Florida developer working to construct a Ritz-Carlton hotel south of the Inner Harbor unveiled plans for the $100 million project to the city yesterday, including a newly designed 26-story tower -- significantly taller than previously proposed.The proposal presented yesterday to the city's Design Advisory Panel is an alternative to a two-building plan that would rise 135 feet.As it has in the past, developer Neil Fisher's proposals for the 250-room luxury hotel and 50-unit condominium project drew opposition because they would violate height restrictions in place through 2007 and require a change in city ordinances that govern the land adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant.
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By Edward Gunts | July 4, 1991
Well-known architects such as Michael Graves, Richard Rogers, James Ingo Freed and Robert Frasca are among the headliners of nine groups vying for a chance to design the $125 million addition planned for the Baltimore Convention Center.The Baltimore Convention Center Authority, a five-member state board formed to spearhead planning efforts for a 569,420-square-foot addition west of the current facility on Pratt Street, received expressions of interest from the bidders earlier this week.The authority has appointed an eight-member advisory committee to select a design team for the addition, targeted for completion by late 1994 or early 1995.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1999
Thwarted in an attempt to lift height restrictions on new construction around historic Federal Hill, a Florida developer now intends to redesign a Ritz-Carlton hotel proposed for south of the Inner Harbor to comply with existing limitations.Developer Neil Fisher said the redesigned $100 million luxury lodging and condominium project will meet the 71-foot height limitation that is in place for a parcel adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant."We're taking one last look to see if something can be designed to meet the height restrictions," Fisher said.
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May 10, 2003
Suddenly, on Thursday, May 8, 2003, ROBERT GRAVES BERNARD, age 48, of Centreville, MD; He is survived by his mother, Margaret Black Graves, of Severna Park, MD; dear companion of Patricia Mayer, of Centreville, MD; son, Robert Michael Graves of Centreville, MD; daughter, Sherry Ann Graves, of Centreville, MD; two brothers, Thomas Graves, of Grambrills, MD and Edward Graves, of Arnold, MD; a sister, Mary Noon, of Severna Park, MD; a grandson, Travis Jordon...
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | July 23, 2000
Michael Graves is one of America's most prolific designers, with projects ranging from the Walt Disney Corp. headquarters in California to clocks and tea kettles. For more than a year, Graves and others in his Princeton-based firm, Michael Graves & Associates, have been working on a $100 million Ritz-Carlton hotel and condominium complex overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor. But if Baltimoreans want to see his work anytime soon, they'll either have to visit another city or drop in on a local Target store.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1999
Thwarted in an attempt to lift height restrictions on new construction around historic Federal Hill, a Florida developer now intends to redesign a Ritz-Carlton hotel proposed for south of the Inner Harbor to comply with existing limitations.Developer Neil Fisher said the redesigned $100 million luxury lodging and condominium project will meet the 71-foot height limitation that is in place for a parcel adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant."We're taking one last look to see if something can be designed to meet the height restrictions," Fisher said.
NEWS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
The Florida developer working to construct a Ritz-Carlton hotel south of the Inner Harbor unveiled plans for the $100 million project to the city yesterday, including a newly designed 26-story tower -- significantly taller than previously proposed.The proposal presented yesterday to the city's Design Advisory Panel is an alternative to a two-building plan that would rise 135 feet.As it has in the past, developer Neil Fisher's proposals for the 250-room luxury hotel and 50-unit condominium project drew opposition because they would violate height restrictions in place through 2007 and require a change in city ordinances that govern the land adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1999
The Florida developer proposing to build a Ritz-Carlton hotel south of the Inner Harbor said yesterday that he is "committed" to develop the $100 million luxury hotel project and hopes to break ground by the end of the year, despite community reservations.Neil Fisher's comments regarding the 250-room hotel and condominium project, which came after a meeting with city Planning Department officials, stand in stark contrast to earlier statements about the necessity of community support for the project to go forward.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | July 4, 1991
Well-known architects such as Michael Graves, Richard Rogers, James Ingo Freed and Robert Frasca are among the headliners of nine groups vying for a chance to design the $125 million addition planned for the Baltimore Convention Center.The Baltimore Convention Center Authority, a five-member state board formed to spearhead planning efforts for a 569,420-square-foot addition west of the current facility on Pratt Street, received expressions of interest from the bidders earlier this week.The authority has appointed an eight-member advisory committee to select a design team for the addition, targeted for completion by late 1994 or early 1995.
NEWS
May 11, 2003
Suddenly, on Thursday, May 8, 2003, ROBERT BERNARD GRAVES, age 48, of Centreville, MD; He is survived by his mother, Margaret Black Graves, of Severna Park, MD; dear companion of Patricia Mayer, of Centreville, MD; son Robert Michael Graves of Centreville, MD; daughter, Sherry Ann Graves, of Centreville, MD; two brothers, Thomas Graves, of Grambrills, MD and Edward Graves , of Arnold, MD; a sister, Mary Noon, of Severna Park, MD; a grandson, Travis Jordon...
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March 11, 2004
On March 8, 2004 EFFIE E. (nee Mylius); beloved wife of the late Ronald E. Simmons; devoted mother of Florence Crofoot; dear grandmother of Michael D. Graves and wife Barbara and Susan Rubenstein and husband Jeffrey; great grandmother of Michelle and Megan Graves. Visiting at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Rd. (Overlea) on Friday 7 to 9 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held at Parkwood Cemetery on Saturday at 11 A.M.
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