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Reviewed October 6, 2018

As a fan of Frank Gehry (see Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto), we stopped off to see this building at MIT on our way to Harvard. Well worth seeing...it’s playfulness, geometry, use of materials is very appropriate for a technical institution. Loved it’s off balance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dogswood
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I have to admit. When there are so many historic and beautiful buildings to see in Boston and Cambridge, this building leaves me unimpressed. Sure, it's interesting, but it does not seem like the kind of installation that will be timelessly revered like so much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Usually Mr. G. seems distracted by flights of metal. This time, he merely wobbled about, but very creatively. Very interesting building to see/visit. Inside is as practical as outside in other dimensional. Probably leaks somewhere but got to give it to him, he does take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I would say that is a strangely constructed building verses innovative. As it seems to have almost been designed by Dr Seuss but without the fun colors. Also you have to almost go around the whole thing to find the entrance that states it is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

MIT has some interesting architecture and this building is one of the most interesting on campus. A prime example of deconstructivist architecture, the building houses multiple departments and the MIT museum of hacks (practical jokes of rather impressive designs).

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

It is definately worth a visit if you are interested in architecture. The buildings are incredible, you can't figure out how they are standing.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

As an architect, I very much appreciate the creativity of Frank Gehry. When MIT asked for a learning center like none other, they got the Stata Center. It's purely a work of art and is not necessarily designed for efficiency. It is an extremely complicated...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Inside is ordinary. Maybe that means it is a good work of architecture. It is Frank Gehry. Nothing really to see inside. Very creative and very Gehry.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Gehry does not disappoint with this building. It's exterior is beautiful and audacious and appears different from every angle. I like the use of different materials and colors and the fact that there is green space on one side so you can stand back and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Take in the building inside and out. The inside spaces create varied and creative space usage. All this to encourage the intellectual and visual experience.

Date of experience: September 2016
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