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Architecture

Tradition embodied at Harvard

Law School building is a bit pompous

The new Harvard Law School building was designed with the goal of creating a student-focused space. The best places in the interior are the classrooms. The new Harvard Law School building was designed with the goal of creating a student-focused space. The best places in the interior are the classrooms. (Photos By Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
By Robert Campbell
Globe Correspondent / December 11, 2011
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I can’t remember when I’ve heard so many people trash a new piece of architecture. During the two-plus years that it was under construction, people kept asking when the Globe was going to write about the overscaled monstrosity that the Harvard Law School was erecting. Now that it’s complete, it fits comfortably onto its site and its street. But the Robert A. M. Stern-designed building is a little pompous and a little dull. Maybe that’s the image the law school wants to project.

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