From "The Baltimore Book":
"Charles Center was concieved and built as a property development sceme of direct benefit to corporate and finance capital. The city as a whole recieved very little benefit from it."
"...a recent internal study suggested that Baltimore spends $17 million a year more on servicing the downtown and Inner Harbor than it gets back in tax revenues."
"(The Maryland Science Center) was designed in the wake of the 1968 riots , at a time when a substantial African-American population inhabited the close-by community... The fortress design is deliberate...to keep out social unrest and minimize property damage."
"None of the agencies responsible for the downtown and Inner Harbor redevelopment were accountable to anyone but themselves, even though they were awash with public funds."
"The conditions of grinding poverty in the city do not in any way appeare to have been assuaged by all (the) massive downtown redevelopment."