Best Grassy Knoll: McKeldin Square

Two matching white tourists in the Inner Harbor, wearing matching white visors, matching white polos, and matching white shorts walk briskly through the brick pathway, knowing nothing of the hulking Brutalist concrete McKeldin Fountain that used to stand before them. Now, from the “vibrant” patch of green grass with a rusted metal storm drain in the middle of it, no hulking Brutalist concrete stands in the way of our view of the harbor’s chain attractions and tall glassy buildings and contaminated water. No sign nor memorial for a structure created to engineer foot- and car-traffic, and 30 years later destroyed—now just a void, a green non-space.

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