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.
Lucas, a renegade filmmaker-turned-billionaire, has promised he will finance the museum, which will include “Star Wars” props and memorabilia, and the endowment that will be necessary to maintain it.
Bears fans say it would be a sacrilege to put a museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place, where they currently set up their grills.
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.
Advocates for green space in Chicago said they support having Star Wars creator George Lucas build an interactive museum to house his extensive art collection in Chicago, but they don’t want it on the Museum Campus as a mayoral task force has suggested.
It appears that George Lucas’ highly-coveted museum will be coming to Chicago, according City Hall sources.