- Nov 3, 2015
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Depends on your method of determining but:It's a grand thing to see MIT become a superpower.
I somewhat agree... but mostly in the placement of BU's building. I think BUs building looms over the Morse Auditorium which is a former synagogue apparently meant by the architect to be a small scale version of the Temple of Solomon. I hold religious buildings of all faiths and religions with some reverence, but especially when they are beautiful. They should have built the Center for Memory and Brain another 50 feet over at least. Maybe even all the way over to the corner. In another location it is a perfectly fine building, but there it is architecture disrespectful if not openly hostile of its context.The funny thing is, is that on first pass, the proposal for this and the proposal for the Boston University Center for Memory and Brain probably didn't look so different. I haven't had the chance to see this one in person yet but the pictures make it out to be a stunner. BU's new building is the most offensive thing on that stretch of Comm Ave. Devil's in the details, execution...
Tangent -- New Volpe target completion 2022 -- say JulyTarget completion of new Volpe is 2022, so 5 to 6 years for redevelopment of Volpe seems like a good bet right now.