Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kennedy Library


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located on the tip of the Columbia Point Peninsula overlooking the entrance to Boston Harbor and the islands to the east of Dorchester Bay and is adjacent to the Harbor Campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The Library was designed by I.M. Pei and consists of a triangular nine-story tower housing archival, educational and administrative functions, a two-story base containing exhibition space and two 230-seat theaters, and a 115-foot high memorial pavilion.

In 1991, the Kennedy Library added the 21,800 square foot Stephen E. Smith Center, also designed by I. M. Pei. Constructed in the same stark white precast concrete as the original building, the two-story addition contains spaces for lectures, conferences, and meetings as well as more archival storage.

Tomorrow we'll see the back of the building.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I like it even better like that! gorgeous architecture and what a lovely blue sky (fog here this morning)!

Cezar and Léia said...

Great contemporary architecture indeed!
If you don`t mind I would like to add some words about architecture: "It reminds me a brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.The constant presence, of Oscar Niemeyer on the scene of international contemporary architecture from 1936 until the present time, has transformed him into a symbol of Brazil".
I can`t wait for the next post!
Thanks!
Léia :-)

Juergen Kuehn said...

Black & White with blue. What a magnificent mix!

brattcat said...

I agree with Juergen. This is a great shot.

George Townboy said...

Awesome shot - perfect composition.

amatamari said...

Very interesting building and the image is very beautiful for the contrast with a sky of a blue ...
thanks!

Fernando Pagán said...

Very nice captured.Good compositio.

Tash said...

Spectacular photo, C-i-B.
Did not know about that IM Pei structure. I've been to Kennedy Theatre in U of Hawaii, and Hoffman Hall in USC (just found out thru a quick search that they are by Pei) and I've seen the Louvre Pyramid but only from above. Thanks for the insightful post.