Panorama by Ryan Anas, other shots by Kate.
Today we visited some of my favorite buildings at MIT. We went to see the Kresge Auditorium and the MIT Chapel, both by Eero Saarinen. The metal sculpture is by Harry Bertoia.
Below, the shot of Ryan under the oculus shows things about the structure that are hard to see just looking up at it with eyes. The camera sees so much more.
Below, Kellner, on the back side of the sculpture, behind the altar. There are stairs that go down to a lower level.
After that, we walked into the McLaurin Building (the one with the huge dome that can be seen from Harvard) to check out the newly exposed oculus. We lay back in excellent triangle pleather chairs and reveled in the beautiful mathematics of the structure.
The sign says, “If you see unusual behavior, please call…”
After that, the Gehry.
There was a beautiful installation in the lobby; a tribute to the MIT police officer slain during the flight of the Boston Marathon bombers.