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The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is another modern building in Boston, this time I.M.Pei is the architect.

I looked up at ceiling in this "room" to snap this shot. I tried to capture the essense of Pei's vision as he stated in the dedication ceremony in 1979:

"In the silence of that high, light-drenched space, the visitors will be alone with their thoughts. And in the reflective mood that the architecture seeks to engender, they may find themselves thinking of John F. Kennedy in a different way."

There is much to read about his design, but I also found it interesting to learn that Pei’s initial design for the Library included a truncated glass pyramid symbolizing President Kennedy’s abrubtly cut-off life, a design that re-emerged 25 years later in I.M. Pei’s design for the expansion of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

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