Aquarium-Strength Glass Protected This Development’s First Residents From Flood
The first residents have moved into Whitehall Mill, a $22M mill-turned-mixed-use development along the Jones Falls that was hit by the July 30 flood.
Two feet of water entered the mill’s garage and some entered the apartment lobby during last month’s deadly flash flood. But the dirt and water was cleaned up in two days and the mill suffered few damages, David says. Many of the windows at Whitehall, which is closer to stream level than Terra Nova’s Mill No. 1, were blocked off with bricks. Contractor Whiting Turner used aquarium-thick glass with a steel frame—the same as it did at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s penguin exhibit.