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Alfred P. Sloan Building (Bldg. E52)
Here is MIT's School of Management and the Faculty Club. Its entrance is marked by characteristically 1930s architecture, a streamlined glass panel and bronze trim with a curved overhang, preceded by a central flight of steps. Twelve narrow window strips, three stories high, are separated by flat flutings, with horizontal lintels and a dentiled cornice set beneath a later addition, thereby providing a counterpoint rhythm. The building originally served as the headquarters for Lever Brothers, a corporation that emerged from the soap-making industry of nineteenth-century Cambridge.
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