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Infinite Corridor

The Infinite Corridor is the long hallway that runs through the main building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The corridor is important because of the layout of the campus which makes the corridor the most direct route between the residence halls and the classrooms as well as the main route between east campus and west campus. The corridor is decorated by many display boxes which have been remarkably unchanged over the years. The center of the corridor contains a wall on which are listed the names of MIT alumni who died in each of several wars.

On two days each year, the sun sets in alignment with the Infinite Corridor. These days occur in late January and mid-November. The MIThenge site (http://web.mit.edu/planning/www/mithenge) has more information about this phenomenon, as well as about the Infinite Corridor in general.

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