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Photo of continued construction at Data Services Center, including the addition of a massive red crane that cuts in the city skyline. Work trucks and metal beams are seen around the construction site.
September 22, 2020
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In Progress: Data Sciences Building

An enormous tower crane casts a long shadow over Comm Ave as construction on the 19-story, 300-feet-plus tall BU Center for Computing & Data Sciences, at the corner of Comm Ave and Granby Street, hums along. “The main purpose of the tower crane is for the installation of the structural steel superstructure,” says Chris Kenney, Compass Project Management senior project manager, and it will also load materials, walls, and concrete into the building. In place until January 2022, he says, it should not impact pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The center, scheduled to open in 2022, will house BU’s mathematics and statistics and computer science departments and the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. A time-lapse camera will record the construction. Photo by Cydney Scott