From guns to better health: New Haven’s economic renaissance shown in pictures

A rendition of the plan for Alexion's new global headquarters in downtown New Haven.
Science Park is also home to various Yale departments, in addition to pharmaceutical and other companies. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
Mark Volchek ’00 (far left) and Miles Lasater ’01 (third from left) of New Haven’s Higher One are joined for the dedication of the company’s new headquarters in Science Park by Governor Dannel Malloy (second from left) and Mayor John DeStefano. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
Higher One's new headquarters in Science Park. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
This building, at 25 Science Park, underwent a major renovation nine years ago. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
Another new addition at Science Park. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
In the northern part of New Haven, Science Park has seen a development resurgence in recent years. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
At its founding, Alexion was housed at Science Park before moving to Cheshire. It will soon return to New Haven.
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Fifty years ago, guns were the biggest business in New Haven. Now, education, patient care, and new treatments to improve human health are the engines of the Elm City’s economy. The return of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, born in Science Park two decades ago, to a new home in the city is the latest good vital sign for the future.   
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