RAY AND MARIA STATA CENTER
The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences is built on the site of MIT's legendary Building 20, a "temporary" timber-framed building constructed during World War II that served as a breeding ground for many of the great ideas that were born at MIT. Designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the Stata Center is meant to carry on Building 20's innovative and serendipitous spirit, and to foster interaction and collaboration across many disciplines.
The building is home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Its striking design—featuring tilting towers, many-angled walls and whimsical shapes—challenges much of the conventional wisdom of laboratory and campus building.
When the building opened in 2004, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Robert Campbell wrote in the Boston Globe that the building is "a work of architecture that embodies serious thinking about how people live and work, and at the same time shouts the joy of invention."
Source: MIT Facilities Website
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DIRECTIONS - FROM LOGAN AIRPORT
BY TAXI — Taxi fare from the airport is about $25-$35. During non-rush hours, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.
BY SUBWAY (“The T”) — From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line. At South Station, transfer to the Red Line towards Alewife. Get off at Kendall/MIT Station. The ride will take about 45 minutes. More details
BY CAR — Leaving the airport, take the Sumner Tunnel to 93 North. Exit right off of 93 at the Cambridge/Storrow Drive exit. When the ramp splits, bear right following signs to Storrow Drive. Exit left at the Kendall Square exit. At the traffic light, go right onto the Longfellow Bridge. Follow Main Street (Main flows into Broadway) and take a left at the second set of lights (Ames Street). Take another left at Amherst Street. The Tang Center will be on your right. More details
DIRECTIONS - VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
SUBWAY (“The T”) — By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. At the Kendall/MIT stop, you will surface on Main Street in Kendall Square. Landmarks include the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop. Facing Main Street, with the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop to your back, proceed forward. Amherst street is parallel to Main Street. More details
BUS — The CT2 (Cross Town) stops at the Kendall Square T Station. The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at the main MIT entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square. More details