BOSTON — Boston University has opened a new student residence tower, the latest building at its John Hancock Student Village. The 26-story tower is located along the Charles River and provides the university with a contemporary landmark for visitors and views from Mt. Wachusett to the Harbor Islands.
The 396,000-square-foot building will house 962 students in a range of apartments and suites; there will also be 20 resident assistant units and three faculty apartments. In addition, the building incorporates two classrooms, study spaces, music practice rooms, a video room and student life offices. The new building, which was designed by Buffalo, N.Y.-based Cannon Design, is a significant step in Boston University’s quest to bring sophomore, junior and senior student housing on campus.