Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.
Friends of the Parks filed a lawsuit in November to stop construction of the Lucas museum on a parking lot along Lake Michigan. It’s also threatened a lawsuit if park land is used for the Obama library.
Advocacy group Friends of the Parks sued Chicago’s Park District in November. It calls the would-be museum an “assault on the shores of Lake Michigan.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraces the plan to build on lakeside land.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the city not to physically alter the proposed site of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art until further order of the court during the opening legal battle between the city and opponents of the museum.
A parks advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, seeking to block plans to keep filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum off the lakefront.
A group opposed to building the planned George Lucas Museum on Chicago’s lakefront says they will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the museum site.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Wednesday whether he liked the proposed design of filmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum.
The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.
Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and China’s Ma Yansong have been picked to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which has been planned as an addition to the Museum Campus just south of Grant Park.