^Ada Louise Huxtable, Ada. The Museum Upstages The Library(PDF). Architecture view (Washington: The New York Times). 1979年10月27日 [2008年8月16日]. （原始内容存档于2013年5月24日）. The project for the Harvard location was for a much larger, three-part complex which was to include the library-museum, the John F. Kennedy School of Government and an Institute of Politics. Only the School of Government has been built at Harvard." "A 125-英尺（38-米） high, nine-story, white concrete tower housing offices and archives, and a low circular section containing two theaters are connected by a truss-walled, gray glass pavilion that rises a full 115英尺（35米） to form the ceremonial heart of the structure." "Finishes are neither luxurious nor special; standard components have kept the cost to $20.8 million raised from public gifts and the Kennedy family.