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Obama Shortlists Four Potential Sites for Presidential Library

Obama Shortlists Four Potential Sites for Presidential Library
Obama Shortlists Four Potential Sites for Presidential Library, A proposal for Chicago’s South Side from earlier in the competition by Michael Sorkin (click image for more details). Image Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio
A proposal for Chicago’s South Side from earlier in the competition by Michael Sorkin (click image for more details). Image Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio

The Barack Obama Foundation has listed four potential sites for Obama’s presidential library and museum: Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Universities considered were selected for demonstrating the ability to develop a strong vision and design a library that could enhance the local economy. Each institution will now work towards refining their ideas and will submit formal proposals by December.

The President is a native of Hawaii. He completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and built his career in Chicago. 

The Obamas are expected to chose a final site in early 2015. 

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Obama Shortlists Four Potential Sites for Presidential Library" 16 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/548783/obama-shortlists-four-potential-sites-for-presidential-library/> ISSN 0719-8884