CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Wednesday whether he liked the proposed design of filmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the mayor obviously has seen the futuristic curving design for the 400,000-square foot Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, designed by architect Ma Yansong.
When asked if he likes the design, Emanuel spoke instead about the museum’s benefits for Chicago.
“I’m glad that the museum will be built here, not in San Francisco. It will add to the educational, cultural, and economic strength of the city,” he said.
When pressed, the mayor stressed the drawings seen so far are only a concept design.
“It is a bold piece. There’s a lot of architects that like it. Other people will express their view, but this is the beginning of that iterative process,” he said.