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, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was designed by noted architect I. M. Pei, who received his bachelor’s degree from MIT in 1940.
Because of its height and visibility from the Boston Back Bay neighborhood across the Charles River Basin, plus its rectangular grid of large (6 ft. wide x 8 ft. high) single-pane windows forming a crude 9 x 18 dot-matrix display, the Green Building has been the site of many hacks or pranks.
A.B. Classy move by the MIT students living in the Green Building. In the past they have used the building to play a giant game of Tetris, but after today’s events, this is the perfect gesture. Tomorrow MIT-ers can go back to being nerds and saviors of humanity, but tonight, they are just fellow Americans.
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