Gravity rules at MIT’s annual piano drop ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page EVAN RICHMAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2008 This week’s planned drop of a baby grand is not without precedent. Another was dropped from the roof of Baker House in 2008. MIT Museum The first MIT piano drop happened in 1972, starting the 40-year tradition. EVAN RICHMAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2008 Student Aziz Albahar checked the damage after a baby grand was dropped onto another piano in 2008. ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF Michael Plasmeier (left) and Jonathan Wang awaited Thursday’s drop.