414 Light Street (Baltimore)

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414 Light Street is a building located on Light Street in the Inner Harbor district of Baltimore, Maryland that consists of a 44-story glass and steel structure completed in 2018.[1]

414 Light Street
414 Light Street in Baltimore, Maryland.jpg
General information
TypeMixed use (Business and residential)
LocationBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Antenna spire418 ft (127 m)
Roof500 ft (150 m)
Technical details
Floor count44
Floor area635,297 sq ft (59,021.0 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Structural engineerVICTAULIC; Blum Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Main contractorLendlease


Demolition of McCormick Factory[edit]

Located at the intersection of Light and Conway streets in Downtown Baltimore, 414 Light Street was built on the original site of the McCormick & Company. The 1921 industrial complex was a fond memory of many Baltimoreans for the spice aromas that wafted down to the streets below.[2] The McCormick building was razed in 1988 after the company had left the city for Hunt Valley.[3] The demolition of the original factory was heartily fought by preservationists, but The Rouse Company, developers of Columbia and Harborplace, won in the Maryland Court of Appeals.[4] The Rouse Company's plans for a replacement structure never came to fruition, leaving the property as a vacant parking lot.

Construction of 414 Light[edit]

After 25 years as a parking lot, construction began on 414 Light Street in 2014. Designed by famed Chicago architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the building has a contemporary style. The project is notable for being Baltimore's tallest apartment building, and third tallest skyscraper after the 1929 Bank of America Building.[5] Construction finished at the end of 2018.[6]


The building is home to 394 apartments as well as retail on the ground floor.[1] The apartments are considered luxury-style from $1,800, and penthouse rentals at more than $8,000 a month per unit.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "414 Light Street". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "McCormick Company". Baltimore Museum of Industry. Archived from the original on 2021-07-26. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  3. ^ "Remembering McCormick's Inner Harbor home [Pictures]". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  4. ^ "Wrecker's Ball Levels Baltimore Spice Factory". The Washington Post. 1989-05-25. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  5. ^ Simmons, Melody (2019-04-08). "First look inside the penthouses of 414 Light Street (PHOTOS)". bizjournals.com.
  6. ^ Iannetta, Jessica (2018-09-28). "Construction on 414 Light Street set to finish by year's end". bizjournals.com.
  7. ^ Cohn, Meredith (August 22, 2018). "Luxury living with pool, pet spa and $8,000 rents: Inner Harbor tower tests Baltimore's high-end market". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 17, 2020.

Coordinates: 39°17′1.5″N 76°36′49.5″W / 39.283750°N 76.613750°W / 39.283750; -76.613750