The following is a guest post by Tracy North, a reference specialist in the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, who has been the Handbook of Latin American Studies Webmaster since 1996 and Social Sciences Editor since 2006. I noticed that she posted a link about the new school on Facebook and thought it would make a great Pic of the Week. We’ve previously blogged about libraries and a law school.
After nearly three years of construction, the University of Baltimore School of Law has unveiled its highly anticipated new addition to campus. The John and Frances Angelos Law Center is situated on the corner of Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue in North Baltimore, on the same block as the train station I frequent on my daily commute to DC.
My family and I have enjoyed watching the building grow before our eyes. Notwithstanding the elevated stress from regular construction delays on the road leading into the train station, we are excited to see the final product and cannot wait for our chance to see the building up close and personal. The 12-story law center includes a 5-floor law library, a 300-seat moot courtroom, group study spaces, and classrooms.
The building itself is highly touted for its architectural uniqueness and its environmentally friendly features. With all of the windows and skylights, the building is designed to optimize natural light and the rooftop terrace includes a rainwater capture system to reduce the need for both electricity and water. From my perspective, it is an absolutely stunning original landmark for all visitors to Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood and beyond.