Closing time at the Mechanic
The Morris A. Mechanic Theatre has been vacant since 2004, and demolition will begin in earnest once city review panels OK final designs for a $150 million mixed-use development. Daily Record photographer Maximilian Franz was allowed inside recently to capture the landmark as it nears its end.
Week in review: 9/13/12
Fetting out as Legg CEO Mark R. Fetting will step down as chairman and CEO of Legg Mason Inc. on Oct. 1, a move that raises questions about the iconic Baltimore company’s direction. Fetting assumed the top job at Legg Mason in January 2008, and presided over nearly five years of client redemptions and a […]
Mechanic decision delayed a month
The ultra-modern Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, once part of Baltimore’s urban renaissance, could be removed from the city’s Special List for historic preservation next month following a public hearing, clearing the way for its demolition by year’s end.
Report supports razing Mechanic
A private engineering study has found widespread corrosion in the parking garage beneath the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre due in part to stray electrical currents from subway trains, according to an Owings Mills developer who commissioned the report and has applied to demolish the 45-year-old concrete building.
New plan to raze Mechanic
A local group is seeking to demolish the 45-year-old Morris A. Mechanic Theatre and replace it with two 30-story towers that would add 600 market-rate apartments to center city, a 150,000-square-foot retail complex and an underground parking garage. The $150 million project at Baltimore and Charles streets would commence this year — if hurdles are […]