Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
If you happen to visit Washington DC in the near future, then you should make your way over to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Why, you ask? Well, because it was the last building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Finished in 1972, it is the only building he designed in the nation's capital. It is a classic International Style structure located at 901 G Street (also next to 9th Street) NW.
The library was designated historic landmark status in 2007 by the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board. This is timely in an era of urban renovation.
Step inside and you will also find several of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Barcelona Chairs (pictured above). You can take the Metro's Green, Red, and Yellow lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown and avoid parking worries.