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MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory The Stata Center, Building 32 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

CSAIL HQ Reception Tel: 617-253-5851

CSAIL HQ Fax: 617-258-8682


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The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory It is at the northeastern edge of the MIT campus on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street. The building we are in is known as the Stata Center and also MIT Building number 32. Please call (617) 253-6218 with any questions.

By Public Transportation (commonly called "The T"):

Subway: Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station (cost is $2.00 with a CharlieTicket and $1.70 with a CharlieCard). When you exit the T, walk Northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). When you come to the second intersection (Vassar St.), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab will be in the very unique building to your left.

Bus: The #1 ("Dudley" bus) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue. The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area). To get to the CSAIL, walk North (so that the steps are on your right) on Mass. Ave. Take a right at the first intersection (Vassar St.). Walk until you see the very unique building on your right at the corner of the next major intersection (Main St.). More detailed public transportation maps and schedules are available from the MBTA.

From Logan International Airport:

Taxi: Taxi fare from the airport is about $25-$30. Under normal traffic conditions the taxi ride will take about 25 minutes.

Subway: From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. Go downstairs and take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 30 minutes. From the T stop, follow the directions above.

Car: The drive from Logan Airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the Sumner Tunnel exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is $3. As you exit the tunnel, take the ramp onto the expressway (I-93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge. At the second traffic light after the river, take a left onto Ames Street and then a right onto Main Street. CSAIL will be on your left in the very unique building at the corner of Main and Vassar Street.

From I-93 (North or South):

Take Exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the Harvard Bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Continue 1 block on Mass. Ave., until you reach Vassar St. Take a Right on Vassar St. CSAIL is on your right in the very unique building at the corner of Vassar and Main.

From I-95 (North or South):

Take the I-93 Exit and follow the directions above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) (West):

Follow I-90 East to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (Exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge (down the ramp to the right, then straight), cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far. Bear left onto Main Street at the sculpture park. Follow Main Street for about 1/2 mile to the very unique building at the corner of Vassar St.

Parking Information:

Parking in Cambridge can be difficult. There are some metered spots on the street.

The following public parking facilities are in the MIT area and may be used by vendors, visitors and others who have business with MIT, but who do not have an MIT parking permit.

One Memorial Drive Garage

(Entrance is on Memorial Drive)
Questions? Call 617-621-1238

245 Riverview Garage

(Entrance is on First Street)
Questions? Call 617-494-1619

4 Cambridge Center

(Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)
Questions? Call 617-225-0830

5 Cambridge Center, East Garage

(Ames St./Broadway)
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-3115

7 Cambridge Center, West Garage

(Ames St /Galileo Way)
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-3115

10 Cambridge Center, North Garage

(Binney St. off Broadway)
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-3115

55 Franklin St. Garage, University Park

30 minutes or less: $4
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-8023


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