Innovation Center must make effort to energize Seaport
Scott Kirnser writes: There are lots of ways that the Boston Innovation Center, now being built near the Institute of Contemporary Art, could turn into a high-profile misfire. What could go awry? The Innovation Center’s location on Northern Avenue will be surrounded by noisy, dusty construction for its first few years of operation. The street doesn’t get much foot traffic. The building was cajoled into existence by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, part of negotiations to green-light the larger development that will surround it.