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MIT Alumni Swimming Pool and Wang Fitness Center (Bldg. 57)
Cited as the building that marks the transition of MIT's architecture from Classical Revival to modern, this yellow brick and glass structure respectfully coexists with the older order. Following the credo of form follows function, the symmetrical, rectangular solid box features a large glass window oriented toward the south and set behind an enclosed court and garden for sunbathers. A high wall encloses the pool, whose entrance is on the west side of the pale ochre brick structure. The Wang Fitness Center connects the Alumni Swimming Pool to the Ray and Maria Stata Center (MT5) with locker rooms and space for conditioning.
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