Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
Dreyfus Building lobby renovation
Beginning in early April, the lobby of Building 18 (the Dreyfus Building) will be renovated. Because of concrete excavation, window removal and other work, pedestrians will be detoured to the south side of the site and possibly to the sidewalk along Building 14N. Pedestrians will be encouraged to enter the buliding from buildings 16 and 56.
Cambridge sewer project
The City of Cambridge has started the first phase of a sewer rehabilitation project on Massachusetts Avenue. New sewer manholes are scheduled to be installed near Ashdown House and Building 1 over the next several weeks. Excavation on the west side of Massachusetts Avenue near Memorial Drive has begun. Once that phase is complete, work will begin on the east sidewalk along Building 1.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 17, 2004.