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The history of Lobby 7
The public face of MIT is 77 Massachusetts Ave. The building, with its imposing Ionic porch and lofty interior, is not only an architectural landmark in its own right, but also the gateway into the world of MIT. The lobby – officially titled the William Barton Rogers Lobby, but more popularly called Lobby 7 – was designed in 1939 by William Welles Bosworth as the culminating element of the campus that he designed and that was built in 1916. Unfortunately, ever since the completion of Lobby 7, the four plinths that define the corners of the great rotunda have remained empty. They were originally intended as the bases for statues celebrating Aristotle, Ictinus, Archimedes and Callicrates.

 

1924 Map of MIT's new Cambridge Campus



last updated February 11, 2011