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Central Booking Obelisk

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This obelisk stands near the entrance to Baltimore City’s Central Booking. It’s very close to the original location of the Fallsway Fountain Monument, a Hans Schuler sculpture dedicated to the 1911-1916 fallsway water works project. The elaborate underground construction alleviated the city’s pressure issues by rerouting and containing dangerous water flow. The innovations ended downtown’s flooding problems.

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June 4th, 2009 at 6:48 am