Horseshoe Baltimore was looking for a fun and eye-catching project that would be locally inspired. They desired to incorporate landmarks from Baltimore, and neighboring Washington DC as well. This display required about ten days to construct and included DC landmarks such as the US Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial; plus, Baltimore landmarks such as the Baltimore Aquarium, Baltimore’s Washington Monument, Oriole Park, M&T Bank Stadium, and the art deco Bank of America Tower. A unique challenge in this case was the extremely limited floor space available. This required careful consideration of the order of construction, and made for some very challenging working conditions in which there was often hardly enough room for me to build. The project was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.
Of course, I would have enjoyed building many other buildings of Baltimore fame if time and space permitted, as Baltimore is one of those American cities that benefits from an incredible collection of architecture from the Industrial-Victorian era.