Recognize this Baltimore building? Today, it's the gleaming Baltimore Design School. But not long ago, it was an abandoned warehouse used by HBO for scenes of urban decay in The Wire. Talk about a comeback story.
As Co.Design explains, this public 6th-12th grade school offers architecture, graphic design and fashion design curricula, bringing new life to a former manufacturing plant abandoned in the 1980s. Overhauled through a combination of public and private funding, and packed with donations from Adobe and many others, this former symbol of blight is now a bright spot in Baltimore's physical and intellectual landscape. Co.Design has the whole fascinating story, and breathtaking pictures of the current beauty and the squalor it sprang from. Check it out. [Co.Design]
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