Transamerica Tower (Baltimore)

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Transamerica Tower
Legg Mason Building.jpg
Transamerica Tower in 2008
Former names USF&G Tower
U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Building
Legg Mason Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 100 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′13″N 76°36′51″W / 39.287083°N 76.614236°W / 39.287083; -76.614236Coordinates: 39°17′13″N 76°36′51″W / 39.287083°N 76.614236°W / 39.287083; -76.614236
Construction started 1971
Completed December 31, 1973
Roof 161 m (528 ft)
Technical details
Floor area 530,000 sq ft (49,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Vlastimil Koubek & Associates
Engineer Robert Kylberg (civil)

Transamerica Tower (colloquially called the Legg Mason Building and formerly known as the USF&G Building), is a 40-story, 161 m (528 ft) skyscraper completed in 1973 in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It is the tallest building in Baltimore, the tallest building in Maryland, and the tallest building between Philadelphia and Raleigh after the completion of RBC Plaza in 2008. It is the former home of Legg Mason Corporation.

The building is located in the block surrounded by Lombard Street, Charles Street, Pratt Street, and Light Street.

USF&G built the 35-story tower,[5] selling it when they were purchased by the St. Paul Companies, which is now a unit of The Travelers Companies. The building was renamed the Transamerica Tower in November 2011 after it was purchased by Transamerica.[6] The building was again put on sale in early 2015.[7]


USF&G remained in the building until the mid-1990s.[5] The building's primary occupant was asset manager Legg Mason, Inc., until 2009. In February 2007, Legg Mason announced that it would be moving to a new skyscraper in the Inner Harbor East development, a move that was completed during summer 2009. As of 2010, the "Legg Mason" sign was no longer at the top of the building.

In 2009 the building became home to the Baltimore branch of RBC Wealth Management.

In spring 2011, the building became home to Baltimore-based law firm Ober|Kaler.[8] The firm occupies 6 floors of the building.

In November of 2011, after it was purchased by Transamerica, about 800 workers from Transamerica were located in the building.[6]

In April 2013, the building became the home to the headquarters of the Mid-Atlantic law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Transamerica Tower (Baltimore) at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Transamerica Tower (Baltimore) at Emporis
  3. ^ Transamerica Tower (Baltimore) at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Transamerica Tower (Baltimore) at Structurae
  5. ^ a b Mirabella, Lorraine (30 April 2008). "Legg Mason tower owner and USF&G end lease early". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Hopkins, Jamie Smith (31 October 2011). "Transamerica Workers Begin Move to Downtown Skyscraper". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Bednar, Adam (28 January 2015). "For sale: Transamerica Tower". Maryland Daily Record. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Andrew Deichler (13 April 2010). "Ober|Kaler Relocating HQ to 100 Light Street". CoStar. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Sernovitz, Daniel J. (19 May 2011). "Miles & Stockbridge moving to 100 Light St.". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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