Here’s Building 54 on the MIT campus, more or less right now:
As some commenter somewhere on the ‘tubes pointed out, this facade is more often used to play tetris. But not tonight. Usually I sneer at Bldg 54 as I. M. Pei’s worst building — which it may well be. (Its primary users, the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science folks, loathe it for its resistance to collaborative schmoozing. It’s only real virtue is as a pretty good perch from which to watch the July 4th fireworks.) But tonight the crazy MIT kids wanted to make a statement, and have. Good on them.
Talk about whatever.
PS: the Brooklyn Academy of Music — BAM! before Emeril ever sniffed a TV camera — is doing us proud tonight too.