31 in 31 of your Favorite Buildings in Boston: #26

Kresge Auditorium, Building W 16, West of Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Eero Saarinen, 1954-1955

I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series. 

About Kresge Auditorium:

Another Saarinen structure makes the list! Kresge auditorium is a masterpiece of Modern architecture and the state could not have a more elegant structure than Saarinen’s auditorium. The entire weight of the building rests of three points, not only making it an engineering marvel, but also one of the city’s most futuristic looking buildings. The building is situated across from the MIT Chapel also by Saarinen, both are worth a visit.

Truly spectacular.

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  1. Sitting in the auditorium is a truly spectacular experience: the curvilinear acoustical ceiling tiles express the sound waves that emanate toward you from the performance on the stage, the warm wood planks complement the organicity of the curving ceiling tiles, and the stadium seating complements the “in the round” effect of the exterior. This may be my favorite concert venue, next to Symphony Hall.

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