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Address: Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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Crazy architecture

You have to see this building! It has a crazy architecture. I heard that during its construction it had collapsed several times because of its nearly impossible architecture. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You have to see this building! It has a crazy architecture. I heard that during its construction it had collapsed several times because of its nearly impossible architecture. It just looks crazy, very special.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The building reminds me of the Guggenheim in Bilbao, very strange angles and curves. Beautiful to look at. Inside is just as weird. They have kind of made the building a homage to the pranks MIT students have played on campus. I really liked this building.

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Del Mar, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Such a wild building from the outside, looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book! And the inside is wacky too. Just phenomenal!

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Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not only does the building look unique (though vaguely reminding you of Gaudi buildings and park in Spain you were amazed in decades ago) on the outside and well worth just looking over, but inside is even better. It is like walking in an old city with unexpected turns and angles and walls tilting and deep yogic-like breathing spaces up... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Felt a little like animation and i loved it. The colours are great and it is a sight to see especially if you love buildings

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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Visitors should ride the elevators up to the top to see views within and outside the building. Also try to go up to the fourth floor and walk into the central part of the building to see the vertigo-inducing Kiva room. Cafe and restaurant on first floor are decent options for visitors.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stop off at the Strata center for a disorienting amble through an unusual building with a lot of great art. Watch the smart folks at work-- and see how the building works (and doesn't). It is Frank Gehry's contribution to MIT. If you don't care about architecture --save your time.

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Richardson, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I just had to visit this building to see for myself that such a building existed. What a fine to have this type of humor

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Memphis, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If in Cambridge don't miss this architecture. One of a kind in the Boston area and great place to hangout.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Part of MIT this building has some really interesting features. It looks unusual from the outside and inside has a couple of cafes and some quirky art work

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