In this building is an ice cream parlor, a dumpling shop, and a pizza joint. Dozens of people live upstairs. Here, people are studying, sleeping, and leaving the building. They are finding their friends, baking cakes, surfing the web, and coming home. In this building there are plans for the future and stories about the past. They say this building is worth more torn down than it is up. So why is it still standing?
Video by Kirsten Greco, Lawrence Barriner II, and Ruth Sappelt. Below: 899-207 Main Street in Cambridge, Mass. in January, 2013. Photo by Lawrence Barriner II.
• 899-907 Main Street is one of six buildings buildings profiled by students in the fall 2013 MIT course, “In This Building.” See what it’s like at the other five buildings.