One Charles Center Tour

Meeting Place
Building Lobby, 100 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00 am


Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:45 pm

Tour Information

Quantity Available

40 /tour

Tour Times

  • Guided Tour #1: 10 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Guided Tour #2: 11 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Guided Tour #3: 12 PM – 12:45 PM

About the Event

Charles Center is a large-scale urban redevelopment project in central Baltimore’s downtown business district of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Beginning in 1954, a group called the “Committee for Downtown” promoted a master plan for arresting the commercial decline of central Baltimore. In 1955, the Greater Baltimore Committee, headed by developer James W. Rouse, joined the effort.

One Charles Center, the first modernist office tower built in Baltimore, was the result of a design competition for the “signature piece” of the Charles Center revitalization. It is a 23-story aluminum and glass International Style skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and constructed in 1962.

The tour will consist of the history of Charles Center and a tour of the One Charles Center building, led by two of the building’s Architecture firm tenants: BCT Architects and Cho Benn Holback/A Quinn Evans Company.