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Unique and Eclectic Architecture from MIT Campus

Established in 1861, MIT moved to its current Cambridge location that extends more than a mile along the Charles River in 1916; MIT has ties to 98 Nobel laureates, 50 MacArthur Fellows, 41 astronauts and is among the best universities in the world

Established in 1861, MIT moved to its current Cambridge location that extends more than a mile along the Charles River in 1916; MIT has ties to 98 Nobel laureates, 50 MacArthur Fellows, 41 astronauts and is among the best universities in the world

Nicknamed the Sponge, Simmons Hall was built in 2002 after MIT mandated that all freshman had to live on campus; this 10 story building has 5500  windows and looks huge, yet houses just 350 students

Nicknamed the Sponge, Simmons Hall was built in 2002 after MIT mandated that all freshman had to live on campus; this 10 story building has 5500+ windows and looks huge, yet houses just 350 students

The Kresge Auditorium, designed in 1955 by Eero Saarinen, has a leaf-like domed roof that is exactly one-eighth of a sphere, covering a large auditorium and a small theatre; almost one-third of the student body are from overseas

The Kresge Auditorium, designed in 1955 by Eero Saarinen, has a leaf-like domed roof that is exactly one-eighth of a sphere, covering a large auditorium and a small theatre; almost one-third of the student body are from overseas

The cockeyed Stata Center (2004) was designed by Frank Gehry; Gehry also designed the Dancing House in Prague, the Disney Concert Hall in LA, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

The cockeyed Stata Center (2004) was designed by Frank Gehry; Gehry also designed the Dancing House in Prague, the Disney Concert Hall in LA, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Pritzker-winning architect Fumihiko Maki designed the 2009 Media Lab Complex; in 2010, The Princeton Review included MIT in a list of twenty schools whose campuses are 'tiny, unsightly, or both'

Pritzker-winning architect Fumihiko Maki designed the 2009 Media Lab Complex; in 2010, The Princeton Review included MIT in a list of twenty schools whose campuses are 'tiny, unsightly, or both'

The tallest building in Cambridge for 55 yrs, the Green Building (1964) was designed by MIT-alumnus IM Pei; when it opened, the 21 story building was impacted often by strong winds which kept the main doors from opening forcing occupants to use tunnels

The tallest building in Cambridge for 55 yrs, the Green Building (1964) was designed by MIT-alumnus IM Pei; when it opened, the 21 story building was impacted often by strong winds which kept the main doors from opening forcing occupants to use tunnels

This 2010 statue entitled The Alchemist, by Jaume Plensa, sits outside the Stratton Student Center; it may look familiar to Houstonians since Plensa also designed similar pieces that sit at Studemont and Allen Parkway

This 2010 statue entitled The Alchemist, by Jaume Plensa, sits outside the Stratton Student Center; it may look familiar to Houstonians since Plensa also designed similar pieces that sit at Studemont and Allen Parkway

The non-denominational MIT Chapel was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen in 1955; the brick, cylindrical building is lighted primarily by a roof oculus that focuses natural light on the altar

The non-denominational MIT Chapel was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen in 1955; the brick, cylindrical building is lighted primarily by a roof oculus that focuses natural light on the altar

One of the first MIT buildings, Walker Memorial (1916) was designed as MIT's first student center; MIT's move from Copley Square to Cambridge was largely funded by an anonymous donor, later revealed to be George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak

One of the first MIT buildings, Walker Memorial (1916) was designed as MIT's first student center; MIT's move from Copley Square to Cambridge was largely funded by an anonymous donor, later revealed to be George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak

Much of the MIT campus faces the Charles River with great views of Boston (you can barely make out the gold dome of the State House); MIT's 166 acre campus is home to only 4600 undergraduate students and 7300 graduate students

Much of the MIT campus faces the Charles River with great views of Boston (you can barely make out the gold dome of the State House); MIT's 166 acre campus is home to only 4600 undergraduate students and 7300 graduate students

MIT's business school is named after Alfred P Sloan who was the CEO of GM and has since been credited with creating the modern corporation; much more quantitative than other business schools, MIT's prefers students with engineering undergrad degrees

MIT's business school is named after Alfred P Sloan who was the CEO of GM and has since been credited with creating the modern corporation; much more quantitative than other business schools, MIT's prefers students with engineering undergrad degrees

The 1951 Hayden Memorial Library, on Memorial Dr, offers great views of the Charles River; MIT's School of Architecture was founded in 1865 and was the country's first, formal architecture program

The 1951 Hayden Memorial Library, on Memorial Dr, offers great views of the Charles River; MIT's School of Architecture was founded in 1865 and was the country's first, formal architecture program

The serpentine Baker House(1947)was designed to give every dorm room a view of the Charles River; for 50  years, one of the biggest traditions on campus involves dropping a non-working piano off the roof of Baker House to mark the last day to drop a class

The serpentine Baker House(1947)was designed to give every dorm room a view of the Charles River; for 50+ years, one of the biggest traditions on campus involves dropping a non-working piano off the roof of Baker House to mark the last day to drop a class

This is the end of New Vassar residence hall which opened in Spring, 2021; this 450 bed coed, undergrad dorm costs $5800-$6500 per semester but requires the purchase of a meal plan which is a separate expense

This is the end of New Vassar residence hall which opened in Spring, 2021; this 450 bed coed, undergrad dorm costs $5800-$6500 per semester but requires the purchase of a meal plan which is a separate expense

Famous MIT alumni include Ben Bernanke, Kofi Annan, Buzz Aldrin, Lawrence Summers, Mario Draghi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Carly Fiorina, William Hewlett, Charles and David Koch, Paul Krugman and Louis Sullivan

Famous MIT alumni include Ben Bernanke, Kofi Annan, Buzz Aldrin, Lawrence Summers, Mario Draghi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Carly Fiorina, William Hewlett, Charles and David Koch, Paul Krugman and Louis Sullivan

Every building here is numbered (Stata Center-Building 32); rooms within buildings are written like 2–190 with the number before the dash telling you the building, the leading digits after the dash the floor number and the remaining digits the specific room

Every building here is numbered (Stata Center-Building 32); rooms within buildings are written like 2–190 with the number before the dash telling you the building, the leading digits after the dash the floor number and the remaining digits the specific room

The List Visual Arts Center is in the IM Pei-designed Wiesner Building; the public sculpture collection includes 50  pieces by artists including Picasso, Calder, Stella and Nevelson with a handy guide showing visitors where each is located

The List Visual Arts Center is in the IM Pei-designed Wiesner Building; the public sculpture collection includes 50+ pieces by artists including Picasso, Calder, Stella and Nevelson with a handy guide showing visitors where each is located

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