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Changes taking shape at Rotunda complex
Changes taking shape at Rotunda complex

The profile of a new residential component in North Baltimore has pretty much taken shape over the past few months. Since 1971, we've called it the Rotunda. Before that, the 700 block of W. 40th St. was the old Maryland Casualty Co., a Baltimore-born business that spared little expense to create a handsome headquarters within a finely landscaped corporate campus. There were once tennis courts, ornamental fish ponds and garden walks where the new buildings have risen. The history of this piece of land tells a story of the changing city. The casualty company was a booming business. It grew from two rooms on Redwood Street to its own skyscraper — the Tower Building at Baltimore and...