31 in 31 of Your Favorite Buildings in Boston: #6

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

I.M. Pei and Partners, 1977-1979, Landcape Design: Kiley, Tyndall, Walker with Mrs. Paul Mellon

I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.

About the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum:

I’m not surprised that this building also made the list of your favorite buildings especially given the tremendous influence the Kennedys have had in Massachusetts’ politics. The building is located on Columbia Point overlooking the Boston Harbor and its many islands and the landscape is planted with plants native to the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts; pines, dunes, grass, bayberry and rosa rugosa. When I lived in South Boston, I would always end my run at the JFK Library and Museum, stopping to take in the scenery and admire the crisp lines and elemental forms of this great Modernist building.

Photograph by Paul Bulteel

One Comment Add yours

  1. Todd Larson says:

    This may be I.M. Pei’s masterpiece. In its daring modernism and perpetual newness, it architecturally expresses its namesake’s courage in pushing forward a New Frontier, as well as Kennedy’s lasting image of youth, caused by his untimely death, and the endurance of his legacy, preserved in this modernist masterwork.

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