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Address: Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge, MA
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015

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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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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.

Thank martyuk2015
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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.

Thank annemaryfernandez
Sydney, Australia
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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.

Thank LShank2014
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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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

Thank ChicagoHjohn
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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.

Thank Anna-Maria S
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.

Thank Rafiki251

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