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MLK Library

July 11, 2011

Rachel and I camped out – trying get some work done – for a couple hours yesterday at MLK Library on G Street near Gallery Place. Opened in 1972, the hulking black metal box designed by famed-architect Mies van der Rohe is in pretty miserable condition – and has been  at least since I first visited more than a decade ago. You can’t spot it from this angle, but the stairway light fixture pictured above doubles as a trash receptacle. New and beautifully renovated libraries are opening all over DC – WWMS (what would Mies say?)

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