Skyscraper plan draws mixed reaction - The Boston Globe
Friday was a big day for bold vision on the other side of the city, too, as Harvard University joined Menino in unveiling plans for the first building in its long-anticipated new campus in Allston: a 500,000-square-foot science complex with a state-of-the-art stem cell laboratory as its centerpiece.
Community leaders in Allston seemed a good deal more impressed with Harvard's move yesterday than were some passers-by on Federal Street with the city's.
''It is an exciting time for me,' said Paul Berkeley, president of the Allston Civic Association. ''We've been sitting at these meetings for many years now. We've done a lot of talking and a lot of listening, and it's exciting to be at the point where all of these ideas are going to start taking shape.'