Central Square tower looms over changing neighborhood

By Tim Logan, Globe Staff | November 14, 2017

The look of Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square hasn’t changed much for decades, with its mishmash of squat storefronts and low-rise brick buildings from an earlier time. That’s about to change.

Construction is beginning on a 19-story apartment tower at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Main Street that will be among the tallest buildings in Cambridge, and is the latest — and largest — in a wave of projects transforming the eclectic neighborhood.

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