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A rendering of the Center for Computing & Data Science at Boston University’s Charles River campus. Image courtesy of KPMG Architects A rendering of the Center for Computing & Data Science at Boston University’s Charles River campus. Image courtesy of KPMG Architects

BOSTON—Boston University began construction late last week on its unique and somewhat controversial Center for Computing & Data Sciences building designed as a stack of books at 665 Commonwealth Ave. here.

A groundbreaking event was staged last Thursday, which was attended by Boston University President Robert A. Brown and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The 19-story nearly 350,000-square-foot tower designed by KPMB Architects will be the university’s and Boston’s largest and most sustainable, energy-efficient building when it opens in 2022.

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John Jordan

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