Campus Life

Institute Double Take

The walls of Lobby 10 have been the location for several war memorials on campus. The inscriptions on the walls include all known names of MIT alumni who were killed in World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. This picture, taken at an angle, makes the list seem endless on the Infinite Corridor, reflecting its name.

The World War II memorial, shown in this photo, is on the western half of the north wall of Lobby 10. It was inscribed in 1952, and originally had 245 names. At the time, the memorial cost $7,000, equivalent to $88,727.54 today, using the CPI (consumer price index) as an index. It was funded by the class of 1921.

Joanna Kao contributed reporting to this story.


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