In this week's City Paper: The history and future of McKeldin Plaza, police surveillance, and more

The construction crews are already at work on McKeldin Plaza, having already torn down several walking bridges. There is a plan in place to greatly change the design of the original plaza, and to tear down its brutalist centerpiece, the McKeldin Fountain. But the details of what it will be are still murky. Our cover story this week looks at the design choices that influenced how the original McKeldin Plaza functioned, and how some of those are likely going to be undone with the new plan. Here's a rundown:

-A look at how McKeldin Plaza came to be, and the plans to undo it all

-Police see no problem with secret surveillance

-Gorging on comfort food at Breaking Bread

-Carmelo's Way: How Baltimore's Carmelo Anthony found himself and countered critics at the Olympics

-The highlights and lowlights of Fields Festival

-Conflicts Of Interest: The Starr Report

-A Huey Luv Story: HUEY Brand's Larry Luv makes fly shit for dark days

-Baker Artist Award winner Joyce J. Scott tangles up issues of race, class, and oppression in glass and beaded work

-Baltimore City Power Rankings: Chase Brexton workers, waterways, BPD, more

-Murder Ink 8/31/16: 9 murders this week, 200 murders this year

-Field Tripping: Nostalgia Tripping

-Savage Love: Client Tell

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