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George Lucas May Reconsider Los Angeles as Potential Home of Self-Titled Museum

George Lucas May Reconsider Los Angeles as Potential Home of Self-Titled Museum
George Lucas May Reconsider Los Angeles as Potential Home of Self-Titled Museum, Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts
Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts

Concerns regarding the environmental sensitivity of George Lucas’ proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago has caused the project to halt, and may even prevent it from being realized. According to a suit filed against the museum by the Friends of the Parks, environmentalists believe that the “mountainous” lakefront proposal, designed by MAD Architects, will disrupt the site’s ecosystem. 

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Lucas’ hasn’t given up on Chicago yet. However, considering that Lucas wants to see the museum built within his lifetime, the 70-year-old Star Wars director is starting to reconsider a University of Southern California (USC) campus site in Los Angeles. 

"I have faith in Chicago and [Mayor] Rahm [Emanuel], who is dedicated to making it happen," Lucas told the LA Times. "But he's also coming up for election next month."

Lucas is pushing for the museum to be built on a Chicago site next to Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum on Lake Michigan by 2018. Read all about the design, here.  

News via LATimes

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "George Lucas May Reconsider Los Angeles as Potential Home of Self-Titled Museum" 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/589733/george-lucas-may-reconsider-los-angeles-as-potential-home-of-self-titled-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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