Crimson staff writer
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The summer renovation of Massachusetts Hall prevented University President Lawrence S. Bacow from immediately taking his rightful seat in the ancestral workspace of Harvard presidents past.
When visitors enter the newly opened Smith Campus Center, they'll walk past green, plant-covered walls before grabbing a cup of coffee and finding a comfy seat.
Harvard affiliates and visitors crowded the Smith Campus Center for its public opening Tuesday. “Seeing all the plants and greenery inside of here feels like home,” said one student.
When completed, the Smith Campus Center will stand out as the crown jewel of University President Drew G. Faust’s Common Spaces initiative.
Harvard ultimately reimbursed residents in the University-owned Holden Green apartment building three months' worth of rent to compensate for disruption caused by construction.
The changes will include the installation of an elevator that accesses each floor of the building as well as the addition of new restrooms and renovation of existing ones.
The Harvard Planning Office is working with the Cambridge Historical Commission on plans to renovate Massachusetts Hall—the University’s oldest building—this summer.