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BUILDING
 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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MATERIALS
 
steel, brick, glass

Matte black steel, brick and bronzed-tinted glass

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
District
District of Columbia
Town
Washington D.C.
Address
901 G St. NW
 
 
Telephone
+1.202.727.0321
Website
E-mail
mlkjrlibrary@dc.gov
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1968    
Realisation
1969 - 1972
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AWARDS
 
2007
Historic Landmark
District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Review Board
2007
National Register of Historic Places
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  A Legacy of Mies and King
Directed by
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2017
Cast
Francine Houben
Building's role
Protagonist
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Alexandra Lange, "“Those familiar with Mecanoo and Rawn may expect more of a shock in D.C. than in Boston. But Rawn has not approached the project with a light hand, but rather with a rainbow fist.”. A Tale of Two Modernist Libraries", Architect 12/2015, december 2015, pp. 89-97
Sara Johnson, "Q+A: Francine Houben", Architect 3/2014, march 2014, "Front" p. 24
Kriston Capps, "Restoring a Mies Gem", Architect 11/2013, november 2013, "Front" p. 46
Bradford McKee, "Now you see it ...", Architect 12/2006, november-december 2006, pp. 114-121
Ellen Sands, John E. Czarnecki, "Volunteer architects examine ways to save Mies' King Library, making it user-friendly", Architectural Record 3/2001, march 2001, p. 32
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CLIENT
 
 
District of Columbia Public Library
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 18,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 37,000 (sq.ft. 400,000)
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