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Controversy Shrouds Chicago's Plan for the Barack Obama Presidential Library

Controversy Shrouds Chicago's Plan for the Barack Obama Presidential Library
Controversy Shrouds Chicago's Plan for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, One of the University of Chicago's proposed parkland sites. Image © University of Chicago
One of the University of Chicago's proposed parkland sites. Image © University of Chicago

The competition to host the new Barack Obama Presidential Library has generated quite a stir, attracting proposals from cities across the United States with Chicago emerging as the current front runner. Amid the debate, that is expected to end with a decision later this month, a new controversy has surfaced on the coattails of the University of Chicago's speculative plan. The proposed concept involves a land transfer for the library to occupy one of two historic parks designed by iconic landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1870s. Read more about the heated debate over using public parkland to house the library, here.

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Cite: Holly Giermann. "Controversy Shrouds Chicago's Plan for the Barack Obama Presidential Library" 11 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/608529/controversy-shrouds-chicago-s-plan-for-the-barack-obama-presidential-library/> ISSN 0719-8884

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