Renewing a community space: Kresge restoration underway

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Kristin Lund
04/24/2015

Landmark building will remain open during restoration

A daring and elegant structure, MIT’s Kresge Auditorium was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, who also designed the MIT Chapel. In the six decades following the May 1955 dedication and opening of both buildings, Kresge has provided the campus and community with a valuable gathering space.

A substantial restoration of Kresge Auditorium is underway as part of MIT’s Capital Renewal Program, with a target completion date of April 2016. The renewal will replace aging equipment and systems, upgrade key building elements, and improve visitor comfort. The building will remain open during nearly all of the work.

In February, a substantial restoration of Kresge commenced as part of MIT’s Capital Renewal Program. The project’s overarching goals are to replace aging equipment and systems, renew and upgrade key building elements, and improve visitor comfort. The target completion date for the restoration is April 2016, and the building will remain open during nearly all of the work.  

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