“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” He didn’t ask for it, but his country built him this building in 1979.
The answer, after the jump…
The JFK Library is my husband’s favorite building in all of Southie (it may be because it is the turn around point on his run). The white and black building on the UMass Boston campus is perfectly situated on the peninsula at the southern tip of South Boston. The one question I always have when I look at the building is “What is their heating bill in winter”? This is because the black windows on the building are all part of one open room. Although originally planned to be built in Cambridge, Cambridge residents protested due to the number of tourists the Library would bring. Really?
There is actually a second question as well, and that is whether this building part of South Boston? My husband says that it is, but I don’t think it is technically part of Southie. His definition of South Boston is everything east of I-93 and Fort Point Channel and North of, but including, UMass Boston. I just did a google search and learned that JFK Library is in Columbia Point (which I had never heard of before as a neighborhood name). Winner!