One Charles Center

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One Charles Center
One Charles Center Baltimore.JPG
One Charles Center is located in Baltimore
One Charles Center
One Charles Center is located in Maryland
One Charles Center
One Charles Center is located in USA
One Charles Center
Location 100 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′27″N 76°36′56″W / 39.29083°N 76.61556°W / 39.29083; -76.61556Coordinates: 39°17′27″N 76°36′56″W / 39.29083°N 76.61556°W / 39.29083; -76.61556
Area less than one acre
Built 1962 (1962)
Architectural style International Style
NRHP Reference # 00000745[1]
Added to NRHP July 13, 2000

One Charles Center is a historic office building located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a 23-story aluminum and glass International Style skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and constructed in 1962. It was the first modernistic office tower in Baltimore and the keynote of the city’s nationally recognized downtown urban renewal movement and Charles Center. The base consists of a concrete-faced podium topped by a paved plaza, with the "T"-shaped office tower atop.[2] The tower is detailed in Mies's signature bronze metal trim and gray glass.[3]

The tower was the subject of a design competition that included a submission by Marcel Breuer. The tower was completed in 13 months at a cost of $10,350,000.[3] One Charles Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] It is located next to the Fidelity Building, which was completed in 1897.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Betty Bird (May 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: One Charles Center" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b Dorsey, John; Dilts, James D. (1981). A Guide to Baltimore Architecture (Second ed.). Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishes. p. 95. ISBN 0-87033-272-4. 

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