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Kennedy School, Under Construction

March-April 2016

Construction work in progress at the Harvard Kennedy School

Photograph by Jim Harrison


Photograph by Jim Harrison

Looking across the Kennedy School courtyard from Taubman toward Littauer

Looking across the Kennedy School courtyard from Taubman toward Littauer

Photograph by Jim Harrison


Looking across the Kennedy School courtyard from Taubman toward Littauer

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Looking toward Taubman from Littauer

Looking toward Taubman from Littauer

Photograph by Jim Harrison


Looking toward Taubman from Littauer

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Looking west toward the Charles Hotel complex

Looking west toward the Charles Hotel complex

Photograph by Jim Harrison


Looking west toward the Charles Hotel complex

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The Harvard Kennedy School aims to build students’ capacity for better public policy, wise democratic governance, international amity, and more. Now it is addressing its own capacity issues (as described here). In January, as seen across Eliot Street from the northeast (first image above), work was well under way to raise the level of the interior courtyard, install utility space in a new below-grade level, and erect a four-story “south building.” The project will bridge the Eliot Street opening between the Belfer (left) and Taubman (right) buildings with a new “gateway” structure that includes faculty offices and other spaces. The second and third images show views diagonally across the courtyard from Taubman toward Littauer, and vice versa. Turning west, across the courtyard toward the Charles Hotel complex (final image), affords a look at the current open space between buildings; the gap is to be filled with a new, connective academic building, including classrooms.

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