Thick grass, trees and terrace seating have replaced the brutalist-style fountain and blocks of concrete at McKeldin Square in downtown Baltimore.
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore unveiled on Thursday a $4 million makeover of the square at the corner of Pratt and Light streets.
The improvements triple the amount of usable space in the plaza and are intended to offer a more welcoming resting spot for tourists, residents and workers looking for a break from the office.
"This is where it's all happening," said Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership. "This is the future of the city, where it's very much all of us together, enjoying the...