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$261m facility for 2 Boston schools could set state record

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

The price tag dwarfs that of the current record-holder, the three-year-old Newton North High School, a nearly $200 million project that sparked a national debate over suburban excess.

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