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With construction beginning in Allston this spring, the verdict on Harvard’s multimillion dollar investment in the neighborhood across the Charles is still out.
Members of the Harvard University band perform at the opening of the new ceramic studio in Allston.
Jack Megan, the director of the Office for the Arts at Harvard, provides the introductory speech for the opening of the new ceramic studio.
University President Drew G. Faust cuts the ribbon to inaugurate the opening of the new ceramics studio in Allston. The new studio building is part of the Allston redevelopment plan that has been approved last October.
University President Drew G. Faust gives a speech about the importance of the arts at the opening of the new ceramics studio in Allston.
The studio was formerly housed across the street at 219 Western Ave. It was moved in September to make space for the buildings slated to be built on Harvard’s Allston campus.
Barry's Corner Rendering
On Wednesday, University representatives addressed the concerns of Allston residents regarding Harvard's upcoming construction projects in the area slated to begin in 2014.
The vision, laid out in a Jan. 20 draft report by the SEAS Teaching and Community Space Task Force obtained by The Crimson, calls specifically for the creation of classroom spaces that will allow for “active learning” and the incorporation of recreational areas.
Allston residents disagree on what to name the intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue, an area destined to be the retail and residential hub of Harvard’s development in Allston over the next ten years.
University President Drew G. Faust, third from left, and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, third from right, join Allston community members on Friday to ceremonially break ground on Barry’s Corner Residential and Retail Commons.