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New look planned for Cambridge courthouse

In the latest renderings, the old Middlesex Courthouse in East Cambridge is barely recognizable.

Its hulking gray facade has been replaced with glass, and flecks of vegetation peek out from large windows on the upper floors. At its base, the building’s once impenetrable perimeter is fitted with 10 stores and restaurants, two dozen apartments, and a landscaped park.

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