Built to commemorate John F Kennedy, the library and museum contains papers and materials from his time in office, and exhibits about the 35th President's life. Pei was chosen by the Kennedy family to lead the project after JFK was assassinated in 1963, but setbacks and a change of location delayed the completion for 16 years.  With a commanding view of the Boston waterfront, the austere building comprised of Pei's signature geometric shapes in concrete, steel and glass and serves as a fitting monument to the former President. Pei is said to consider the John F. Kennedy Library  Photo 6 of 12 in 10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love