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Boston University’s new data sciences building

The Center for Computing & Data Sciences is also known as the Jenga building.

Boston building with stacked levels in the night sky

Weigh in on this bold architectural choice.

Photo by @haleedayburg

Whether you see a stack of books, blocks from a game of Jenga, or an innovative architectural achievement, the design of Boston University’s newest building is sure to draw your attention.

Beyond the bold look, here are a few quick facts about the campus’ Center for Computing & Data Sciences:

  • It’s 19 stories (or 305 ft tall), 345,000 sqft in total, and cost $305 million.
  • It will house the school’s mathematics, statistics + computer science program when it officially opens to students later this year.
  • The building is 100% free of fossil fuels, in alignment with BU’s Climate Action Plan. It’s poised to be the largest carbon-neutral building in Boston.

Construction began back in 2020, and Bostonians can now see the structure on the western part of our city’s skyline. The building is now completed, and will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 8. We can expect an official opening in January 2023.

We want to knowwhat do you think about the cutting-edge design on Commonwealth Avenue?

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