Revised plans for Obama Presidential Center in Chicago aim to win over critics

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Jan.January 12, 2018 01:52 PM

After initial plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago met with widespread criticism, the $500 million project’s backers unveiled a revised proposal that they hope will fit better with nearby Jackson Park. The complex’s museum tower, which many thought was monolithic in the original plan, is taller and thinner in the second version. The Obama Foundation, the nonprofit behind the center, also agreed to scrap an aboveground parking structure. The plans still need approval from the Chicago Plan Commission, as well as federal regulatory reviews, but the foundation hopes to break ground by year’s end. [Chicago Tribune]


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