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Albert M. Copp, winemaker and planner who oversaw Inner Harbor development, dies

Albert M. Copp, an unassuming planner who shepherded redevelopment of the Inner Harbor, shaping a waterfront of abandoned warehouses and rotting piers into Baltimore's showpiece, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in Roland Park.

Mr. Copp was 82. His cancer had been diagnosed less than three weeks ago, his wife, Laurie Schwartz, said.

The waterfront had plunged into decay and neglect by the 1960s, when Copp and the city's development firm embarked on its renewal. Afterward, the American Institute of Architects praised their results as "one of the supreme achievements of large-scale urban design and development in U.S. history."

Mr. Copp rose to...

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