Bromo Seltzer Tower

Project Name: Bromo Seltzer Tower
Client/Owner: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Use: Office
Type: Historic Preservation
Completion Date: Fall 2007, Fall 2018

“Historic rehab experts AZOLA & Associates… turned the notorious white elephant into a functional downtown workplace.” – Urbanite

The Bromo-Seltzer Tower was built in 1911, a 300 ft. replica of the late 13th-century Plazzo Vecchio in Florence. Arguably, AZOLA’s most visible and risky project, the Bromo-Seltzer project had all eyes focused on the restoration of a city icon. Here, one “toughest” assignment followed the next. Which is tougher, the demolition of the fortress-like concrete floors and massive interior framing or the need to insert an interior fire escape due to historical dictates? How about the odd interiors created by two central elevators plus a main stairwell? Providing less than 30 square feet on either side? No one but AZOLA could design the master plan, deal with obstacle after obstacle, and create fresh, usable artists’ lofts in Baltimore’s downtown. If AZOLA can master this extraordinary vertical challenge, surely AZOLA can handle your historic building’s idiosyncrasies!