Can Harvard match MIT's development?

A mile and a half east of Harvard's idle Western Ave foundation, MIT is ramping up plans for a $100 million, 5 story, 240,000 square foot new building. According to The Tech, "the ground floor will be used for retail facilities, while upper stories will be dedicated to research and office space" and construction could start in 2011.

MIT also plans to create 100,000 square feet of retail space in Kendall Square retail space to “really activate the street edge.”

The obvious question is if MIT can do something of this magnitude in Cambridge, can Harvard do it in Allston?

MIT's Cambridge PlanSome of Harvard's Many Areas of Allston Opportunity

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