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Obama Says His Presidential Library Will Be a ‘Hub for the Community’

“Barack Obama has seen presidential libraries. Sometimes they are a monument to the past, he said, standing on stage in an auditorium on Wednesday; a record of accomplishments. “And a little bit of an ego trip,” he added. “‘See what I did.’” Mr. Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, returned for a day to the city they call home to unveil renderings of the Obama Presidential Center, a modern, stone-and-glass complex on Lake Michigan that they said would be a different kind of presidential library.”
(via The New York Times)

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OBAMA’S LIBRARY A TOUGH CHOICE BETWEEN 2 HISTORIC PARKS

“The two sites Barack Obama considered for his presidential library are only 12 blocks apart in Chicago’s South Side. But the decision to build the museum in a lakefront park rather than a nearby impoverished neighborhood has left some residents worried that it was a missed opportunity.” (via The Associated Press)

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Obama chooses historic Jackson Park as library site

“President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected historic Jackson Park, just east of the University of Chicago , as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, a source confirmed Wednesday. A formal announcement is expected next week.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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Obama, first lady review library design proposals

“President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.The White House says the president’s wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday’s meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation.The foundation plans to build the library in one of two parks on Chicago’s South Side. Completion is expected in 2020 or 2121.” (via AP)

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Washington Park could have edge for Obama library

“In the site-selection derby for the Barack Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side, Washington Park, surrounded by a gritty neighborhood, may have the edge over the more glamorous lakefront location of Jackson Park.That, at least, is the view of New York architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who is advising the Barack Obama Foundation as President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama begin interviewing the seven architectural firms vying for the coveted commission.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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