MIT Chapel

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Coordinates: 42°21′29.94″N 71°05′38.94″W / 42.3583167°N 71.0941500°W / 42.3583167; -71.0941500

An aluminum spire tops a simple textured brick cylinder, surrounded by a reflective moat
Sunlight cascades from a skylight onto a white marble altar

The MIT Chapel (dedicated 1955, completed in 1956[1]) is a non-denominational chapel designed by noted architect Eero Saarinen. It is located on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, next to Kresge Auditorium and the Kresge Oval, which Saarinen also designed. Though a small building, the Chapel is often noted as a successful example of mid-century modern architecture in the United States. Saarinen also designed the landscaping surrounding all three locations.

  1. ^ Shand-Tucci, Douglass (2016) MIT: An Architectural Tour. P{rinceton, New Jersey: Princeton Architectural Press. p.284 ISBN 9781616894993

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