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    Posted: 16 January 2022 at 00:16
This has been a place I always wanted to visit. The library/museum has been designed by the architect I. M. Pei - it's said that this project contributed crucially to his world-wide reputation. He has also built the modern annex to the German Historical Museum in Berlin (something I will come to, hopefully, in the further work on my backlog).

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#1 The library/museum as located on Columbia Point, near the U of Mass (originally it should be built near Harvard Sq. - where the Harvard Kennedy School of Government is now located)



#2 The stairs to the upper level (with the sailboat Victura in the picture)



#3 Upper level - entrance



#4 The view inside-out



#5 Architectural detail



#6 Campaign headquarters



#7 The map showing the final results of the election



#8 The glass pavillon - looking up I



#9 The glass pavillon - the view



#10 The glass pavillon - looking up II



#11 The glass pavillon - looking up III



#12 The library/museum from the other side of the Old Harbor


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Edited by waldo_posth - 17 January 2022 at 14:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JST1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2022 at 00:36
You stand in all the right places.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2022 at 00:47
Harald, thanks for posting.
The building is a rather harsh Brutalist mid 20C modern design that is of its time, but doesn't really look or feel welcoming to me. That said, your #2 certainly draws you in.

However, I'm sure it's functionally very suitable for its purpose, and the interior views especially #2 and #10 feel a lot more interesting and friendly places to be in.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2022 at 10:10
Some fabulous compositions here. Perfect sky in the first image with the building against white cloud and blue sky dominating the upper left. The aircraft completes the scene perfectly. The election map is good for context, and the interior scenes showing that the building isn't devoid of people but I like the clean architctural shots the best.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2022 at 13:51
Originally posted by JST1 JST1 wrote:

You stand in all the right places.
Wonderful work.
JT


I couldn't have put it better myself. Very well said, JT!

Waldo, hope you show us some B&W conversions as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 06:19
The building suits your style well Harald, especially love the glass building shots. TFS   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 15:00
Thank you all for your kind comments - much appreciated!

Joe: I think the building was not destined to become an icon of brutalism. Pei originally opted for stone instead of concrete. Relocating the building from Cambridge to Columbia Point created an enormous delay since the building site turned out to be a former garbage dump - and the clean-up took much time while building costs were rising. The planning began soon after Kennedy's death, but the building was dedicated not earlier than 1979! Concrete walls very much meant to stay within the limits of the budget. I rather see the building related to the Louvre glass pyramid. The glass cube is impressive - of course, mostly from the inside, IMO.

I wouldn't see the building in a row with the Everson museum or the Dallas City Hall.

Here are three B/W images - one of them not yet shown. Thank you, Sashi, for the suggestion. I am pretty ambivalent whether to use B/W or color for this kind of images.

#13 The library/museum from the other side of the Old Harbor



#14 The stairs to the upper level (with the sailboat Victura in the picture)



#15 The glass pavillon - looking up IV

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 15:14
I like the building - but I like brutalist buildings and I do not find it that brutalist.

Like #9 and #11 best - but. like others said, you stood in the right places. TFS.

Edit: forgot to mention #1 - it is also worth a shout out.

Edited by addy landzaat - 17 January 2022 at 16:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2022 at 22:10
Originally posted by JST1 JST1 wrote:

You stand in all the right places.

JT


Best compliment ever!

I like the way you managed to fit both a plane and a boat in the exterior photos, the simplicity of #5 really appeals as does the vibrancy of the colours in #5 and #6, nice work!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2022 at 14:00
Ironically, I would keep #12 in color. Converting it to BW caused its dramaturgy loss. This is off course my private opinion and no one has to agree with me.
Pictures showing architecture of a whole complex work fine in BW.
Anyway. Great set, Harald. I like all pictures. TFS.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2022 at 19:10
Mesmerizing stuff Harald! 👏
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2022 at 19:24
Thank you, Leo!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2022 at 05:48
I was Horrified when I saw this. This barren concrete is not the John Kennedy, who was the most inspirational person of my generation. I'm sorry that's the only word that came to mind. There isn't one idea of his on display. He was the most charismatic leader of his time. This dungeon has zero charisma

These are the 1st pictures I have seen of "it". Honestly I didn't even know it existed. I know all Presidents have a library and most are always in the news, even Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon. I've never heard anything about this place and I understand why now. Most are a celebration of their lives, this is just a tomb. It doesn't even rise to the level of "Brutalist". Its just malpractice in MHO.
If this has anything to do about the assassination, I think a library should be about a life.

All I can say is this is a horrific thing to do great leader who inspired a whole country to greatness


That said, the photography is splendid as usual. The B&W choises work well, although the campaign photos are a little jarring and seem out of place🤷‍♂️. You have a very specific way of framing your photos that is outstanding.
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Another great set Harald. Following Josef's comments I think you should now visit all the presidential libraries so we who don't know them can compare and contrast. I can't think of a better man for the job.
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