3. Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
A quick glance at the Ray and Maria Stata Center building might inspire some alarm in an unassuming passerby. From a distance, its walls almost look as though they’re collapsing in on themselves. One of the weirdest buildings in the Boston area, the Stata Center, also known as Building 32, sits on the former site of the radiation lab MIT used during World War II to develop crucial defense technology. The current building was designed by architect Frank O. Gehry and is “meant to carry on Building 20’s innovative and serendipitous spirit,” according to MIT.