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Eastgate (Bldg. E55)
At the east end of the campus, this thirty-story concrete tower, with piles driven eighty feet below the surface, was designed for married-student and faculty housing and includes recreational facilities. Eastgate is a typical design of the 1960s, with its articulation of vertical piers and horizontal divisions into six window bays and its overhanging entrance slab and flattop. The building meshes with its surroundings and complements the Tang Center (MT25) and the Westgate (MT19) residential high-rises on the west. Opposite Eastgate, a quad formed by the three-story Hayward Garage is surrounded by industrial brick and concrete buildings on Main and Amherst streets.
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