Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stata Center (Cambridge, MA) : Interior, seating area, main floor, Gates tower

Creator:
Gehry, Frank Owen, 1929-
Published/Created:
32 Vassar Street, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2001-2004
Physical Description:
430,000 ft2 (area, building base)
Date Depicted:
6/14/2008
Materials:
concrete; brick; steel; steel: stainless steel; glass
Notes:
An academic complex designed by Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The building opened for initial occupancy on March 16, 2004. It sits on the site of MIT's former Building 20, which housed the historic Radiation Laboratory. Above the fourth floor, the building splits into two distinct structures: the Gates tower and the Dreyfoos tower (after other major funders, Bill Gates and Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr.) Contained within the building are the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, as well as the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. The construction company, Skanska USA Building Inc., and Gehry were sued in 2007 by MIT for structural problems with the building ("providing deficient design services and drawings"); the suit was settled in 2010.
Variant Titles:
Ray and Maria Stata Center
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-GF-SC-LS-M21
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
building divisions: classrooms (AAT)
furniture (AAT)
universities (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
building divisions; rooms and spaces; classrooms; buildings; schools (buildings); universities
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/14/2008 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10890378
PID:
digcoll:1834840