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Johns Hopkins' new hospital sets transformative vision
Johns Hopkins' new hospital sets transformative vision

For generations, patients entering Johns Hopkins Hospital walked past an oil painting of the founder and a marble statue of Jesus Christ. In the building that Hopkins opened this spring, they see blue and green rhinos, a flying ostrich and a purple cow jumping over 28 moons. The playful sculptures help differentiate the new building from its 19th-century predecessor, which seems hopelessly stuffy by comparison. But there's much more to the new Hopkins Hospital — Baltimore's first $1 billion building — than its sculptural menagerie. Beyond the wit and whimsy is a serious and provocative work of architecture that reflects fundamental changes in the way Hopkins cares...

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