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It’s no prank, MIT is installing a new skylight on “Great Dome”

Pranksters have perched replica police cruisers and airplanes atop MIT’s Great Dome, and have even turned it into the R2D2 character from “Star Wars.”

But officials of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology insist that what is happening at the top of the university’s iconic building right now is no joke: It is construction.

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