Bell Tower for MIT Chapel

Theodore Roszak

Location

MIT Chapel (Bldg W15)

Collaborating with sculptor Harry Bertoia and architect Eero Saarinen on the MIT chapel, Theodore Roszak designed a spire and bell tower in 1955 (installed in 1956).

The tower and its bell, also designed by Roszak and cast at the MIT foundry, were Roszak’s first major architectural commission. The bell tower provides a fitting pinnacle to the building, with a soaring non-denominational design that evokes symbols of what the artist considered to be three main religions: Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism. Roszak’s many preparatory drawings for the tower were exhibited in The Dean’s Gallery in 2005.

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Date

1953-55

Artist

Theodore Roszak

Date

1953-55

Type

Sculpture

Medium

Aluminum

Credit

Commissioned for Eero Saarinen Chapel, MIT