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Address: Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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An Architectural Wonder

Walking around the Stata Center feels a bit like you are in Oz with Dorothy and the Tin Man. The building cannot be described ..it is better just to go. The first floor corridor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Walking around the Stata Center feels a bit like you are in Oz with Dorothy and the Tin Man. The building cannot be described ..it is better just to go. The first floor corridor sports relics of the famous hacks( pranks considered clever, and difficult to execute) MIT students have created to fool the faculty, and hosts all sorts of... More 

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Thank Caroltod
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

For those that has been to Barcelona and seen Gaudi's designed buildings, one can't help but compare the similarities in terms of how bold and unique the Stata building is. Very beautiful for backdrop for photos.

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Chicago
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451 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

As a photographer, this place is serious eye candy. Make sure you shoot it on a clear day or on a day with puffy clouds, Best time of day is early morning or late afternoon. Bring a wide angle and a polarizer.

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Thank Pixelpanderer
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Walk around the MIT buildings and see the Stata Center. The buildings are very unusual and futuristic. Don't know if you can enter any buildings as a visitor.

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Coimbatore, India
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52 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Stata Center is a unique assembly of different structures totally unrelated to one another all forming part of an exceptionally designed building. There are squares, triangles, cones, circles and various other protruding structures which seem to defy gravity. The genius of MIT comes across in the design of this building.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We visited the Stata Centre to view the police car used in the famous MIT Hack (where the police car was placed on top of the Dome). But what really took our interest was a more recent Hack called "Collier's Cranes". Thousands of paper cranes have been suspended in the foyer area as a tribute to Officer Sean Collier. It... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stop and check it out, walk around it and through the first floor lobby to see the interesting architecture, fun displays and unusual use of various building materials.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Another geniously wacky building by Frank Gehry. Walk around it, through it, inside and out, streetside and campusside. Around every corner is another angle which surprises you. Colors, structures, shapes, ... You just have to see it. If you like architecture and/or are a bit if a photographer, you might as well plan a few hours here to take some... More 

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Chicago
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87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

You can get disoriented as you walk around this building, and end up lost somewhere inside a maze. But it is very cool. For this Chicagoan, somewhat familiar in its structure, comparing to the bridge in Milennium Park in Chicago, by the same architect. Worth a visit

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You'll spend some time trying to figure this building out. Also many great photo opportunities. Pretty wild.

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