The Cambridge Skyline is depicted here in night-time, representing the many late nights graduate students spend on campus working, or enjoying a night out in good company. Shown on the very left is the Kresge Auditorium, where we were first welcomed to MIT by the President during orientation week.
The iconic Lobby 7 and Lobby 10 domes can be seen along with the Ray and Maria Stata Center, the Green Building, the Media Lab and the Sloan School of Management’s Chang Building featuring the Samberg Conference Center lookout.
The Boston Skyline is depicted here in day-time: a spectacular view many graduate students are treated to while working in their offices and labs, or while sailing on the Charles.
Starting from the left end, the famous Tobin bridge, the longest bridge in New England, is silhouetted. To its right is the iconic Custom House Clock Tower, which is often used as a symbol of Boston. Other recognizable buildings in the Boston skyline include the Berkeley Building, the John Hancock Tower, the Prudential Tower, and 111 Huntington Avenue (also known as the R2-D2 building). The emblematic “Citgo” sign, and Fenway Park are shown on the right of the skyline, and remind graduate students of their memorable excursions venturing into Boston to take a well-deserved break from the MIT bubble.
Soaring high above the skyline is an airplane, representing the arduous journey across continents and oceans many international students take to come to MIT, and the many travels graduate students undertake to present their research at conferences.