The highly ambitious Columbus Center development over the Mass Pike is now officially dead.

They may be cheering in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the proposed $800 million project. Columbus Center would have been a big pain for them.

But the Columbus Center — with its planned five buildings of condos, hotel rooms and stores — would have been good for the entire city, linking the Back Bay and South End and creating a more coherent urban flow in the area.

Then there were the hundreds of jobs, most of them in construction, that would have been created at a time when jobs are so desperately needed. But now it’s not going to happen.

Your thoughts?

File under: Time to move on.

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