Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc., has worked closely with designers, artisans, and tradespeople to restore a historic property into that year’s Decorator Show House. The goal of the program is engage history and preservation in all aspects of the construction, remodeling, and decor – and then open it up for all the community to see.
Located at the base of the I.M. Pei-designed World Trade Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Maryland 9/11 Memorial, which was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, stands as a stark and vivid reminder of one of our nation’s darkest days.
9/11 Memorial of Maryland in Baltimore. Photo from Ziger/Snead Architects.
According to the Maryland State Art Council, “The Memorial’s focal point is an artifact from the Twin Towers, selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission on Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece of the Memorial.”
After a national search, the Baltimore architecture firm Ziger/Snead was selected to lead the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland design.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.