First, the answer to this week's contest: University of California-San Diego. Many people guessed correctly, but we selected reader Shan Richards for the optimism in her answer:
This sculpture, "Fallen Star," perches atop the Jacobs Hall, at the Jacobs School of Engineering. My son is one of the brilliant, young engineers who work there, making our future brighter!
Angela Chen submitted the photo. Chen explained that the picture of the installation—which was completed by artist Do Ho Suh—was taken on Warren Mall.
And with that, here's this week's mystery photo:
Check back this Friday for notes on where this photograph was taken—and see if your guess was accurate. And, in the meantime, consider submitting a photograph of your own.
View From Your Ivory Tower is a photo submission contest. High-resolution photographs of views from the windows of places of higher education should be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the institution and a description of the buildings or landscapes pictured. Those whose photos are selected will receive a free one-year subscription to our print magazine.