Tenley-Friendship, the District's fourth new library in two years, isn't perfect, but it's an eye-catching improvement to its strip of Wisconsin Avenue. The collective impact of the new libraries is one of the best things to happen to the District, architecturally, in decades.
Exterior of the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, one of four new libraries to open in the District since April 2010. Local artist Craig Kraft created the outdoor neon sculpture. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo