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Jerry Johnson

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 for the...