Johns Hopkins Magazine -- February 1999
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All across Hopkins the air is alive with the clang of pile drivers and the whir of power saws. Photographer Mark Lee set out to capture the university's changing face.

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Works in Progress
Photography by Mark Lee

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
and Cancer Research Building

"It's extraordinarily important that we bring the special care to the patients, rather than the patients having to go all over a large campus to get the special care."
--Martin Abeloff, director of the Hopkins Oncology Center

Hopkins is taking double-barreled aim at finding a cure for cancer with two new, state-of-the art facilities. The $59 million research building (top photo), set for completion in winter 2000, will bring together scientists scattered across the medical campus. The $125 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, expected to be ready in fall 1999, will offer all facets of patient care under one roof.

Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and
Community Service Center

"The space is so inviting; there really is a spiritual aura to it. People can't help but feel a sense of inspiration, of peace. Students light up when they come in. They're so excited that they've found a spiritual home."
--Sharon M. K. Kugler, university chaplain

Students of all faiths--Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian--will be able to meet and worship in the newly renovated interfaith center at Charles Street and University Parkway (formerly the Wilson Memorial Methodist Church). Pews have been removed to make room for prayer rugs; the stained glass windows will have frosted glass shutters that can be used during non-Christian worship.
(See this issue's Editor's Note for more details.)

Schelle Pavilion at Homewood Field
"We have greatly improved the facilities for our current student-athletes and, in addition, these improved facilities are very good for recruiting prospective student-athletes. They've moved us closer to the schools we compete against, especially those in the UAA conference."
--Tom Calder, director of athletics

Completed in time for Hopkins to host the Lacrosse World Games last summer, the new Schelle Pavilion (right) adds seating for 4,900 fans at Homewood Field, as well as restrooms and ticket booths. Grounds crewmen next resurfaced the track (above) and resodded the nearby baseball field. Still on the wish list: visiting team locker rooms, beneath the stands.

"New New Addition" at the
School of Public Health

"Lack of space is impeding the School of Public Health. We can't effectively recruit new faculty in such rapidly growing areas as risk sciences, public policy, global health management, and infectious disease, or provide space for important programs in epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health, and mental hygiene."
--Alfred Sommer, dean of the School of Public Health

Barely had the dust settled on the School of Public Health's first new addition before workmen dug a crater in the back parking lot for a $6.2 million New New Addition. The eight-story facility will provide space for 110 offices--enough for 150 or so faculty, staff, and students. Move-in is slated for fall 1999. Then what? Officials are hoping to build seven stories of lab space atop the existing AIDS lab, and an office tower on the southeast end of the Wolfe Street building.