9. Summer Garden

The Summer Garden outdoor communal space houses a large tree in the center—notice anything strange about it? It is actually a piece of artwork called “Ideas of Stone.” Created by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Pinone in 2004, this bronze and steel sculpture has been here since 2010. It stands 42 feet tall, weighs nearly 30 tons, and is said to be worth $1.3 million. The piece piques intellectual curiosity and sparks the inquisitive spirit that thrives here at Booth.

Click on the audio recordings below to hear stories from students about the Summer Garden.

(Please Note: the exterior doors to the Summer Garden are keycard access only)