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To The Point

The adapted landscape of a former Baltimore factory stays true to its sudsy past.
November 13, 2003, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Take a developer focused on inner cities—a company led by someone with a talent for finding abandoned industrial sites and turning them into gold. Add landscape architects with open minds and respect for history. If you’re lucky, you’ll get something as fine as Tide Point, the 15-acre landscaped portion of an old Baltimore soap factory adapted into an office complex. Old/new Tide Point isn’t self-conscious in an arty sense, but it is self-aware, retaining its hardscaped industrial character while taking advantage of one of Charm City’s best harbor views. Its landscape architects were Barbara Wilks, ASLA, and Alex Washburn of W Architecture + Landscape Architecture, New York City; their client was Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, a national leader among developers specializing in the use of federal historic tax credits.

Thanks to Jeffrey Lofton

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Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 in American Society Of Landscape Architects
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