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Address: Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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Frank Gehrie extraordinary building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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Address: Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge

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