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Stata Center

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Gehry Partners
location Massachusetts, Cambridge
function education, laboratorium, office
contributed by rtaube

The Stata Center at MIT opened in 2004 to mixed reviews. The Boston Globe reported that "it is always going to look unfinished. It also looks as if it's about to collapse. Columns tilt at scary angles. Walls teeter, swerve, and collide in random curves and angles. The Stata's appearance is a metaphor for the freedom, daring, and creativity of the research that is supposed to occur inside it". Whether fair or not, the building was also criticized for being insensitive to its occupants. It became famous in 2007 when MIT sued Frank Gehry for providing deficient design services and drawings, which caused many leaks and cracks to form. Either loved or hated, this building does not evoke many neutral feelings.

sigue2000 says:
The interior passage joining the different buildings in this complex was alive and full of students when I visited. The different areas and niches were mostly inviting and a stark contrast to the rigid exterior.
Aachen, Germany 11-Apr-11
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Stata Center
Vassar Street 32
United States
Project is public!
How to get there? From downtown Boston, take Cambridge Street across the river where it becomes Main Street. Turn right onto Vassar Street and the building will be on your left.
Completion 3- 2004
Floor area/size 67000 m2
ArchitectGehry Partners
Project ID 2120
Latitude/Longitude 42°21'42N 71°05'26W
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