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Fells Point Recreation Pier Construction Tour
June 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presented by the AIABaltimore Historic Resources Committee
1.5 AIA/CES HSW LUs available
The Fells Point Recreation Pier in Baltimore City has a rich history. Built in 1914, it was originally a dance hall and social and educational hub for Baltimore immigrants. The building once housed the harbormaster’s office and served as a working pier for ships bring in deliveries from Europe. More recently, it served as a stand-in for a police station in the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street and a set for Disney’s Step Up movies.
When the renovation is completed in the spring of 2017, the building will be a 129-room luxury boutique hotel. The original head house will be restored to serve as the hotel entrance containing the main lobby, restaurant and bar on the ground level, with office space on the upper levels. The original ballroom will be restored and modernized to serve as the hotel banquet facility. Three levels of guestrooms will wrap around the existing pier, with most having harbor views while others overlook an interior landscaped courtyard. The end of the pier will have an infinity edge pool, cabanas, and pool bar.
Hard-hats and closed-toe shoes required. Reception to follow at a nearby bar.
Owner: Sagamore Development
Architect: Beatty Harvey Coco
Landscape Architects: Mahan Rykiel Associates and Edmund Hollender
Interior Designer: Patrick Sutton Interiors
Contractor: Whiting Turner
Structural Engineer: WBCM
Image courtesy Beatty Harvey Coco