Your building looks like a nerd.
That’s one way to paraphrase a comment made by Gary Bowden, a member of the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, during a meeting on plans to build up to eight floors and 83 condominiums on top of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in Harbor East.
The plans show what looks like a stripe on the building more than half way up because of different material used on the exterior of the floor that houses machinery for the hotel.
“It’s like a geek’s belt line,” Bowden said.
The comment got a laugh from panelists and the project’s architects.
Jason W. Huss, the development director of Harbor East Management Group, quipped that if the building rose to 44 stories, as initially planned, the stripe would look more like a knee brace.