Harborplace Renderings Show a Gondola Across the Inner Harbor

| November 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Renderings for MCB Real Estate’s Harborplace redevelopment showed a gondola spanning the Inner Harbor from Rusty Scupper to Pier Six Pavilion. MCB does not control the parcels where the gondola is envisioned, but did want to put the idea out there.

Kristen J. Durkin, senior marketing director for MCB, told SouthBMore.com in an email: “This project is about thinking big for the future of Baltimore. The Aerial Gondola is an aspirational idea that we think could be a great attraction and neighborhood connector. We want all ideas on the table for community input and feedback.”

MCB’s design team is led by Gensler and 3XN.

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, which works in collaboration with the government, business, and community partners as the “city’s advocate, promoter, and steward for the waterfront,” offered no comment on the idea when SouthBMore.com inquired.

Waterfront Partnership has been leading the Baltimore Inner Harbor 2.0 plan since 2013 with the goal of providing a new vision for the Inner Harbor. This has included the redevelopment of Rash Field, which now has Phase I completed. Phase II of the redevelopment is expected to start construction in about a year.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor 2.0 plan shows a walking bridge located just south of Rusty Scupper that connects to Pier 5. Waterfront Partnership President Laurie Schwartz told SouthBMore.com in September that it’s “an aspirational idea,” but she’d “love to build it.”

She noted Waterfront Partnership is currently focused on completing Rash Field.

Rendering courtesy of MCB Real Estate. Marked by SouthBMore.com

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