Adrian Walker - A hole in Allston is a hole in the city

Stalled Allston project is an emptiness money can fix - The Boston Globe

If you recall, Allston never asked to be saved by its neighbor across the Charles River. Harvard bought up the property through a third party in the 1990s, then began a campaign to soothe the feelings of sandbagged residents.

...what has happened to Allston is jarring. The old Allston was fading away, and the new one is stuck on the drawing board. It is both less than it was and far less than has been promised.

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