One gentle tug on myriads of streamers and the confetti showered the crowd at Oct. 25's much-anticipated dedication of Johns Hopkins Medicine's new $125 million home for its comprehensive clinical cancer services.
A decade in the planning, the half-million-square-foot Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building is the largest structure on the JHMI campus and one designed from the ground up to meet the complex and exacting specifications of cancer specialists and those they treat.
"It's a testament to the swift emergence of novel and better treatments that Hopkins needed to plan for this new center just 23 years after it dedicated its first state-of-the-art cancer facility in 1976," said Martin D. Abeloff, professor of oncology and director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center. "The Weinberg Building is evidence of our past successes and a clear signal of confidence in achievements yet to be made."
The front of the building faces Broadway, directly across from the almost-completed companion structure, the Bunting-Blaustein Cancer Research Building, which will be dedicated in December.