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What's in a name? Less and less for Baltimore's iconic buildings
What's in a name? Less and less for Baltimore's iconic buildings

Baltimore's tallest building, at 100 Light St., is now the Transamerica Tower. Formerly called the Legg Mason Building, it was originally built as the headquarters of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty (USF&G) Company in 1973 — one of the cornerstones of the redeveloped Inner Harbor. Names of buildings used to be carved in stone, but with today's merger mania and the growth of multi-national corporations, building names can change as frequently as the seasons, causing confusion among residents, journalists and architectural historians. At one time, 10 Light St. (one block north of the Transamerica Tower) was Baltimore's tallest building. People look at me...

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