Mr. Grenald predicted that the new lighting system would be more energy-efficient and less expensive than the incandescent lights in place now. At a cost of about four cents per kilowatt-hour, he said, the five new lights will cost about $1 an hour to operate.
Lights on at night
Exact hours of illumination have not been determined, but the state's plan calls for the lights to come on at dusk and shine during the evening.
Since it opened, the World Trade Center has been Maryland's leading symbol of international trade and home for both the executive and marketing offices of the Maryland Port Administration. It is currently 98 percent leased by a mixture of public agencies and private companies, including numerous shipping lines from around the globe.
Others lit up
Other buildings that have been illuminated in recent years include the 28-story tower at 100 E. Pratt Street; the HarborView condominium tower off Key Highway; Commerce Place at 1 South Street, and the domed Billings Administration Building on the Johns Hopkins medical campus in east Baltimore.
On Nov. 1, NationsBank Corp. will re-light the top of its recently regilded office tower at 10 Light Street.