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Jessica J. Pourian—The Tech
A convention attendee dressed as Toph Bei Fong from Avatar: The Last Airbender poses at the Hynes Convention Center.
courtesy of Michael lavine
TV on the Radio performed at Boston’s House of Blues over the Patriots’ Day weekend.
Source: MIT Investment Management Company
MIT has proposed a new zoning district PUD-5 (“Planned Unit Development 5”) that includes most MIT properties east of Ames Street in the Kendall Square area, as well as One Broadway (E70), a commercial office building north of Main Street at the northeast extreme of the district. The district would have a maximum height of 300 feet, though most areas of the district would be restricted to 250 feet, and some to 150 feet. MIT anticipates up to 1.9 million square feet of additional space within the district, including 800,000 square feet of academic and research space, 880,000 square feet of commercial space, with the remainder split between retail and residential.
Jessica J. Pourian—The Tech
Paula O. Jacobs ’13, dressed as Umbreon.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Wind Screen, installed by Associate Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival, is on display in the archway below the Green Building. Each subunit is a wind turbine and generates all the energy it needs to light up as it spins. As the wind blows harder, the turbines spin faster and light up more brightly.
Source MIT 150 Steering Committee
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Night of Numbers, a set of lighted numbers with special significance to MIT, was installed on buildings across campus by Praveen Subramani G and Anna A. Kotova ’10 for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. It uses LCD projectors to put these special numbers and related phrases in the Wiesner Building plaza and on the Landau Building.
Biyeun M. Buczyk—The Tech
Students throw colored powder in celebration of the spring season at MIT’s Holi celebration on Sunday. Holi is celebrated widely in South Asia. For more photos of the event, p. 10.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
String Tunnel, located next to the Building 18 bridge, was installed by Yuna Kim G, Kelly E. Shaw G, and Travis A. Williams G for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. String Tunnel directs visitors to the Infinite Corridor.