This is a beautiful structure destined for demolition and redevelopment. But for me, it has incredible memories of Soul concerts and other shows. But the most special memory was when my High School Concert Band stood on the Mechanic's balcony overlooking the courtyard and accompanied the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sergiu Comissiona back in 1972. Many free concerts have been performed in this Hopkins Plaza courtyard. Baltimore is Much More than the Wire!