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Poll: Who Will Design Obama's Presidential Library and Museum?

Poll: Who Will Design Obama's Presidential Library and Museum?

On Tuesday, the Barack Obama Foundation is expected to officially announce its decision to build Obama's presidential library and museum in Chicago. With two sites under consideration - Washington Park or Jackson Park - speculation has now shifted towards the architect. Who will design the Presidential Library and Museum?

Will it be David Adjaye, the London-based, Tanzanian-born architect who designed the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (which will complete next year)? Or how about one of the city's leading architects: Jeanne Gang, Helmut Jahn, Ralph Johnson or John Ronan? Perhaps it will be Philip Freelon; as the Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin points out, Obama made a recent visit to a library he designed in Washington DC. Some are even considering Renzo Piano; Michelle Obama seemed to have a deep appreciation for his newly constructed Whitney Museum when she spoke at its dedication ceremony a few weeks back.

With all this to bear in mind, who do you think will design the Presidential Library and Museum? Answer a poll after the break.

Tell us in the comment section below if you think it will be someone else who wasn't mentioned. 

Poll: Who Will Design Obama's Presidential Library and Museum?, The University of Chicago's two proposed sites. Image © OPLSouthSide.org
The University of Chicago's two proposed sites. Image © OPLSouthSide.org

Reference: The Chicago Tribune

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Karissa Rosenfield
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Poll: Who Will Design Obama's Presidential Library and Museum?" 11 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/629093/poll-who-will-obama-s-presidential-library-and-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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