MIT students drop piano off school building’s roof

CAMBRIDGE (WHDH) - Students at MIT took a study break Thursday for a unique tradition — dropping an old piano off the roof of a campus building.

The 40-year-old tradition is done to commemorate the spring term’s deadline to drop classes. Organizers said it takes a lot of man power to get the instrument onto the roof and the drop is then done safely.

People who attended the piano drop were allowed to take a piece of the broken piano home as a souvenir.

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