Higgins Stairs

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Mounted atop the Yawkey Athletics Center roof, this webcam looks out on the Higgins Stairs and Maloney Hall, located adjacent to Conte Forum and the Flynn Recreation Complex. Students commonly refer to the 120 steps, completed in 2001 and named for the science building in the upper left corner, as the “Million Dollar Stairs.” The moniker derives from a campus legend that the stairs are internally heated, at a cost of a million dollars, in order to melt snow in the winter. This is, of course, a myth; the Higgins Stairs are dutifully shoveled and salted after every snowfall.