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Baltimore's renaissance [Commentary]
Baltimore's renaissance [Commentary]

Judging from the reported rush of developers to produce new apartments and the surge of office and hotel construction, Baltimore is seeing what looks like a new renaissance — fueled by two generations of urban dwellers who have come on the scene since the renaissance of 1960-80, when the city was re-invented by the "crown jewel" of the Inner Harbor. The new movement appears to be a reversal of the historic flight to the suburbs — accompanied by a rise in the city's multi-billion dollar tourist business, which seems to have reached a peak at the Bicentennial Celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner. Coincidentally, the public sector is seeing a new alignment of...