Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Snow in DC.....

DC's MLK Memorial Library on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I've always been fond of, and strangely comforted by, the sight of this city's only structure designed by the late Chicago modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Over the years, I've borrowed many (heavy) art books, eclectic (shall we say...) music and back in the day - books on tape, from this large library standing at 9th & G Streets. While the library itself is in great need of improvements, it's good to know that in 2007, the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board designated the library to be an official city landmark, protecting it against demolition.