Wednesday, October 13, 2010

M.I.T.'s cool architecture

For anyone who has visited Boston they know the city's architecture is synonymous with brick and brownstone. Check out some recent photos I took from BackBay last month for an example of what I'm referring to. Nearly half of my neighborhood (the South End) is comprised of mid-nineteenth century brick Victorian bow-front town houses. Despite this city’s love affair of all things brick – there is some really beautiful architecture that is really exciting if you are in to that sort of thing (and I am).

The NY Times has a cool article in today's business /real estate section about M.I.T.'s campus transformation and the very edgy and modern buildings they have built across the Charles River. According to the article, M.I.T. has spent $1.4 billion constructing 10 buildings over the past decade. No wonder there does not appear to be a downturn in construction industry in the Boston area. They've engaged giants in architecture to build these "trophy buildings" including the likes of Frank Gehry.

I’ve included some photos of buildings on the M.I.T. campus I like.

M.I.T. Media Lab

M.I.T. Stata Center

You can read the full article here.
You can view the slide show of construction projects here.


A Lewis said...

And just think of all of the really super smart people at MIT! Along with the pretty buildings.....

raulito said...

With designs like those...who needs earthquakes? lol

wcs said...

Smashing! I like all of them.