Building 54

The Cecil and Ida Green Building, also known as the Green Building, has been the home for geoscience at MIT since its dedication on October 2, 1964. The Green Building was designed by noted architect I. M. Pei, at 21 stories or 90 m tall, the Green Building remains the tallest building in Cambridge. Building 54 houses the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, the Earth Resources Laboratory, the Center for Global Change Science, the Lorenz Center and the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

Photo Credit: Helen Hill

21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

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MIT Campus


Upcoming Events

Thesis Defense: Manuel A, Florez Torres

A global Study of Double Seismic Zones and its implications for the mechanism of Intermediate-Depth Earthquakes A public presentation of the thesis will be...

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
PAOC Colloquium - Speaker: Clara Deser

PAOC Colloquium

Monday, September 09, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
PAOC Colloquium - Speaker: Marianna Linz

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
PAOC Colloquium - Speaker: Dorian Abbot

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
PAOC Colloquium - Speaker: Sukyoung Lee (Penn State)

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Recent Events

Thesis Defense: John B. Biersteker

Monday, August 05, 2019

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