A mere half mile from The Lutheran Center in Baltimore (that houses LIRS and LWR), the Pentagonal World Trade Center appears to rise out of the waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The WTC is the world’s tallest regular pentagonal building. (Houston’s pentagonal JPMorgan Chase building is taller, but irregular.)

My friend and fellow LIRS board member, Eddie Resende is the Chief Operating Officer of the World Trade Center Institute. As I was in Baltimore for my last LIRS board meeting, my brother Paul and I went over to check it out.

Eddie Resende, COO WTCI
Paul and I at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Baltimore World Trade Center

Completed in 1997, the 30-story WTC cost $22M. The enclosed “Top of the World” observation deck provides 360° views of the harbor and city.

A memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks was dedicated on the 10th anniversary.

Short walk from the Baltimore Lutheran Center (home to LIRS and LWR) to the Baltimore World Trade Center