Green Building

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Cecil and Ida Green Building
The MIT Green Building
Occupied spaces of the Green Building begin 30 feet (9.1 m) above ground level.
Alternative namesMIT Building 54
EtymologyCecil Howard Green (MIT BSEE and MSEE, 1924)
General information
TypeResearch labs, education
Architectural styleBrutalist
LocationMIT Campus - East
Address21 Ames Street
Town or cityCambridge, Massachusetts
Current tenantsMIT Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department (EAPS)
Construction started1962
Architectural277 feet (84 m)[1]
Tip295 feet (90 m)
Technical details
Structural systemShear wall
MaterialReinforced concrete
Floor count18
Floor area130,502 square feet (12,124.0 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectI. M. Pei (MIT BArch, 1940)
Araldo Cossutta
I. ^ Green Building at Emporis

The Cecil and Ida Green Building, also called the Green Building or Building 54, is an academic and research building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The building houses the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). It is one of the tallest buildings in Cambridge.

The Green Building was designed by I. M. Pei, who received a bachelor's degree in architecture from MIT in 1940,[3] and Araldo Cossutta.[4] Principal donor Cecil Howard Green received a bachelor's degree and master's degree from MIT and was a co-founder of Texas Instruments.

  1. ^ "Cecil and Ida Green Center for Earth Sciences - The Skyscraper Center". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Green Building at Emporis
  3. ^ "Renowned architect I.M. Pei '40 dies at 102". MIT News. May 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Shrock, Robert Rakes (1982). Geology at MIT 1865-1965: A History of the First Hundred Years of Geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Press. p. 166. ISBN 9780262192118.

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