Nine things to know as building begins to rise
As a nor’easter bore down on Boston in early December, dropping more than a foot of snow and leaving the campus all but empty, a convoy of trucks began to arrive at 665 Comm Ave for one of the largest concrete pours in Boston history.
The state-of-the-art building broke ground in 2020 and is expected to be completed by early 2023, Resembling a stack of books, the structure is an architectural feat, already winning an architecture award before its walls have even gone up. Designed to be über-eco-friendly, it’s heated and cooled by 31 geothermal wells, and its interior spaces have been designed to foster collaboration. When finished, the imposing structure will be home to the University’s mathematics and statistics and computer science departments, as well as the interdisciplinary Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and the newly established Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences.
For those working or studying remotely and haven’t been able to monitor its progress in person, click below to read full article and just a few of the most interesting updates.
Above is an excerpt of the article posted in BU Today on February 3, 2021.
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