Education: JFK Remembered

The President himself had wanted it hard by Harvard Yard, and his widow and family intended to honor his wish. But Cambridge residents feared the completed project would attract too many of their countrymen to an already congested neighborhood. And so, after nearly twelve years of wrangling, the family gave up and looked elsewhere. Today, as it nears its official opening in October, the John F. Kennedy Library rises grandly from the edge of the Columbia Point Peninsula in Dorchester, six miles from Cambridge. Designed by I.M. Pei and Partners, the complex includes two theaters, a museum, an eight-story...

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