Buildings We Love: the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was built on a ten-acre site at the Columbia Point Peninsula, overlooking the Boston harbor and the ocean beyond.
Completed in 1979 by I.M. Pei & Partners, the Library and Museum complex commemorates the nation's thirty-fifth president with a museum and administrative areas below a soaring nine-story glass pavilion. A space-frame structural system enables the extensive glazing that opens the space to the beautiful view of the harbor, with the intent of enabling contemplation and reflection.
From the architect, I.M. Pei: "In the skyline of his city, in the distant horizons toward which he led us, in the canopy of space into which he launched us, visitors may experience revived hope and promise for the future."
For further information on the building, its history, current exhibitions and more, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website.