As a designer, the thing I really like is the tension between the warehouse building and the ballpark itself. And what I mean by that is the Eutaw street corridor. Eutaw was a street that used to run through that neighborhood, and holding that apart from the ballpark creates a sort of tension; they’re two separate things that don’t touch.
We also went for a scale shift in the detail. We looked at the warehouse to inform but not dictate the design of the ballpark itself.
The ballpark itself is a big building on the landscape of Baltimore, so for us the scale shift between small windows that are five feet tall on the warehouse and 45 feet tall on the ballpark was really a pretty successful thing. And it helped us put the ballpark in the middle of downtown Baltimore in a way that kind of mitigated the scale of it all. If it were just that one baseball building standing there, I don’t think it would have been nearly as successful without the warehouse to work against.