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By LORRAINE MIRABELLA and LORRAINE MIRABELLA,SUN REPORTER | February 17, 2006
A glass skyscraper soaring 59 stories and 717 feet would become Baltimore's tallest building, with a distinctive, slender shape that would dominate the city's skyline, under a concept approved yesterday by the city's design panel. The tower would rise in the shape of a parallelogram on Light Street between the Hyatt Regency and Harbor Court hotels. It would contain luxury condominiums and a boutique hotel atop street-level shops, restaurants and parking. It would be nearly 200 feet higher than the Legg Mason Building at 100 Light St., now the city's tallest.
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NEWS
By ERIC SIEGEL and ERIC SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER | December 1, 2005
City officials have selected a group that includes well-known developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse to transform the long-vacant American Brewery building in a blighted corner of East Baltimore into the headquarters of a nonprofit social services provider. American Brewery LLC plans a $17 million conversion of the towering 19th-century brewhouse, a historic landmark, into the headquarters of Humanim Inc., a Columbia-based provider of mental health and other services. Humanim, which is part of the development team along with minority developer Gotham Development, plans to move 250 employees to the brewery once the project is completed and add 60 new jobs, according to documents submitted to the city.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2005
James J. White, who left the port of Baltimore because of political tension with his new bosses in the Ehrlich administration, began a new job yesterday in New Jersey with a company that does business with about a dozen U.S. ports, including Baltimore's. White became senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Weehawken, N.J.-based stevedoring and terminal operating company Ceres Terminals Inc. The move eases the fears of some in Baltimore's maritime industry who thought White might take his reputation and contacts to a competing port.
FEATURES
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | July 12, 2004
The two-story dwelling in eastern Baltimore County looks like any number of aging Maryland farmhouses, but its past makes it far more significant than most buildings of its size and condition. According to historians, the vacant structure on Bauer's Farm Road was built in the late 1700s and is one of only four waterfront farmhouses in eastern Baltimore County known to have been constructed before 1825. In addition, historians say, it's the only dwelling in the Patapsco Neck area of Baltimore County that remains from the period when British troops marched through as part of their invasion of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
NEWS
By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 4, 2003
HOLLYWOOD HAS come to Baltimore, and Frank Hazzard had a chance to be part of it last week. Touchstone Pictures is shooting Ladder 49, a film starring Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett and Morris Chestnut on location in and around Baltimore until next month. The film is about firefighters, and the Baltimore City Fire Department is taking a "co-starring" role. Hazzard, who is captain of Baltimore's Engine 58 and lives in Hickory Ridge, will go down in movie-making history as the fourth guy from the left in the front row in the Medals Day Ceremony scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Architecture Critic | May 18, 2003
Why are local preservationists so adamant about saving the Odorite building in Baltimore's Mount Vernon historic district? Do they prize its Elizabethan Tudor-style detailing? Its history as an early car showroom? Its connection to noted architects Wilson Smith and Howard May? Those are certainly valid reasons for preserving the two-story building at Maryland and Mount Royal avenues. But another strong reason for wanting to hold onto it has been the fear of the unknown -- uncertainty about what might take its place.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 23, 2002
In Baltimore County Funeral services set for officer killed in crash TOWSON - Funeral arrangements for Baltimore County police Sgt. Mark F. Parry, who died Monday of injuries suffered when his patrol car was hit Dec. 27 by a man accused of driving drunk, were announced yesterday. Sergeant Parry, 42, was a Bel Air resident and father of three. He was a 16-year veteran of the department, and the seventh in its 128-year history to be killed while on duty. Viewings and services will be in Bel Air, with visiting hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 MacPhail Road, and a Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, 141 N. Hickory Ave. Burial will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2001
Dr. William Leo Meyer, who practiced dentistry in Baltimore for more than 50 years and was known for his low fees, died Friday of respiratory failure at Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. He was 95 and had earlier lived in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. Until he retired in 1988, he drove his gray Buick LeSabre to his office in the Medical Arts Building in Baltimore each day, arriving at 6:30 a.m. He usually saw two or three patients before walking across Read Street for breakfast.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2001
The Maryland Institute, College of Art has purchased the former Women's Hospital building in Baltimore's Bolton Hill historic district for $1 million and plans to convert it to a residence hall for about 225 students at an estimated cost of $10 million to $12 million. The sale, made final Thursday, marks a new chapter for the property at 140 W. Lafayette Ave., a blocklong building that has been vacant for seven years and has been the focus of concern about neighborhood blight. "It's a positive development," said George Lavdas, a Bolton Hill resident who has led the effort to find an appropriate owner for the former hospital.
NEWS
By Hal Piper and Hal Piper,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2000
Singing mock Christmas carols and chanting through bullhorns, about 100 Towson office workers demanded yesterday that they be relocated from the Investment Building, which they say is undermining their health. They unfurled a "Christmas card" to Gov. Parris N. Glendening, a banner that said, "All we want for Christmas is our health," and said they would send it to Annapolis with a petition signed by 363 people who work in the building. Most work for either Baltimore County or the state.
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