The original Biblioteca Nacional (library) in Buenos Aires, Argentina was founded in 1810. In 1958 a bold and politically motivated act demolished the Unzué Palace, which had been the residence of Juan and Eva Perón (Evita). Today, this same plot of land houses the new library, which was designed in 1961. Construction started in 1971, but the building was not completed until 1992. The facade of the library boasts a 'Brutalist Architectural Style' of exposed concrete and strong geometric lines.

- Ronald Erskine