How big is 1,000,000 square feet?

Some estimates of Harvard's plan for expansion in Allston have mentioned creating one million square feet of new space. How much is that? This shows the footprint of a million square foot building based on various building heights. Some of this space could be built underground, and Harvard is going to build several buildings, not one, but hopefully this provides some context.
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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Harvard has said they intend to build one million square feet of new science buildings with an initital proposal for 500,000 square feet. The total build out for "phase one" which is a ten to fifteen year horizon is estimated by Harvard to be 3.5 to 4 million square feet of new buildings. This would include science buildings, two professional schools, cultural facilies and housing for graduate students and undergraduates.