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2014 News in Brief



Developing the Officer Collier Memorial

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Work recently began for a permanent memorial to honor MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was killed on campus while serving the MIT community in April 2013, Professor John Ochsendorf and his Masonry Research Group have been consulting with the project team, and have developed an interactive tool that enables the design team to test various geometries and get real-time feedback to ensure that the structure’s load is distributed safely. Constructed like a complex puzzle around a central keystone, the granite memorial will comprise five archways in the shape of a protective yet open hand.

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