I guess mostly everyone has heard about the prestigious MIT in Boston........ At least ever since I went to college (or earlier?) I knew that the professionals that studied or taught here were highly respected and very well educated.
Seeing this building at least from the outside seemed like an important thing to do while in Boston, just like visiting Harvard. I did both..... although I did spend a longer time walking through the gardens & buildings in Harvard, which is bigger. I just walked by the MIT while touring the city (by foot) and wasn't too impressed with the architecture or the building itself...... but WAS impressed to think about all the important people who were inside. It was also nice to think about the view they have of the Charles River from that building.....