Tydings & Rosenberg, a Baltimore law firm, has completed lease negotiations for 40,000 square feet of space at 100 East Pratt Street, the IBM tower.
The firm will occupy the top three floors of the 27-story tower that is to open late in 1991.
Construction of a 940-car parking garage on the site was completed last month and it is now open to the public.
"We are looking forward to the additional space," said J. Hardin Marion, Tydings & Rosenberg's managing partner, "because we have recently grown to more than 35 lawyers supported by a staff of over 50 paralegals and other employees and more growth is expected. To keep pace with the development of our practice, representing large and small business clients, it's important for us to maintain an effective work environment that promotes efficiency."
Tydings & Rosenberg and its predecessor firms have practiced law in Baltimore for 60 years. The core of the firm's practice is state and federal litigation and general and corporate business representation.
When complete, 100 East Pratt Street will be the largest new office building in the city containing 625,000 square feet of office space. Approximately 210,000 square feet is available for lease.
The tower is being built onto the existing 10-story IBM building. The city approved the addition last year, despite complaints that the tower would block views of the Inner Harbor.
The building was designed by the Washington office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being constructed by Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Tydings & Rosenberg's interior space is being designed by RTKL Associates.
International Business Machines Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. are the owners of the building.
National Computer Services Inc. has relocated its corporate headquarters to the Owings Mills Commerce Centre, becoming the second tenant in the Continental Realty Corp. project.
The Commerce Centre sits on 35 acres within the Business Center at Owings Mills. Eight buildings are planned for the Commerce Centre. The first, a 65,400-square-building at 11460 Cronridge Drive, was built this summer. Construction of a 68,000-square-foot structure on the site began recently.
National Computer Services, a computer service bureau that provides programming and time-sharing service as well as high volume laser printing, has leased 10,000 square feet in the first building.
The company was previously located in Woodlawn.
The first building was designed by Beck, Powell, Parsons Inc. and built by Parkway Construction Inc., both of Baltimore.
Acadia, a Baltimore manufacturer of custom replacement windows and doors, has leased 35,000 square feet at the Pulaski Commerce Park, a Leroy Merritt development project at Pulaski Highway and Middle River Road.
Acadia is the first tenant to lease space in the facility.
Acadia moved to the site after 43 years at a plant in White Marsh. The company said the new location will allow the it more efficient manufacturing operations, improved quality and expansion into new product lines, and a professionally decorated display area.