Transamerica sign goes up, tranforming city skyline

Transamerica sign goes up, tranforming city skyline (Kenneth K. Lam, The Baltimore Sun )

Transamerica Life Insurance Co. has begun putting up its namesake sign at 100 Light St., transforming Baltimore's skyline once again.

About 800 employees of the arm of Dutch insurer Aegon are expected to move from the firm's current midtown Baltimore offices to Transamerica Tower over the next several months. The move fills a void in the building left behind by Legg Mason, which moved its employees to a new structure in Harbor East in 2009.

Transamerica agreed last year to lease the top nine floors, or about 171,000 square feet, of the 35-story skyscraper.

Aegon Americas CEO Mark Mullin moved over the summer from Iowa to Baltimore, solidifying the city as Aegon's North American base of operations.

Transamerica's Baltimore operations are part of a division that offers life insurance, health insurance and financial products. Workers moving to Light Street range from salespeople to administrators.

Hanah.cho@baltsun.com