Monday, June 18, 2012

Harvard to resume empire building on Western Avenue in Allston reports that Harvard University intends to resume work on its planned science campus on the south side of Western Avenue in the Allston section of Boston, between North Harvard Street and Soldiers Field Road. North Harvard Street becomes the Anderson Bridge.

According to, construction on the science campus stopped in 2009 because of the Great Recession. Construction is to resume in 2014 on a state of the art health and life sciences laboratory containing between 500,000 and 600,000 square feet.

The report includes a good areal photo of construction to date, which resembles a wasteland from the area and from the ground.

Details of the report may be read at:

A map of the area was included with our latest Charles River “Conservancy” report at

This Harvard campus in Allston is of major importance to the environment of the Charles River and its animals because the environmental destruction very clearly complements the proposal. In particular Harvard is moving its Medical School to the railroad yards and Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) complex which is north of Cambridge Street, Allston (River Street in Cambridge).

To make this property usable to it, Harvard and its friends are working to move the Massachusetts Turnpike exit serving Allston and Cambridge to the Grand Junction railroad bridge which runs through the nesting area of the Charles River White Geese.