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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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Nixon Library reboots for a new generation

“He came to the presidency as a Republican who sought to mend a badly divided nation with fresh ideas that sometimes ran against the grain of his own party.It’s a plotline that 2016 voters would recognize, but the candidate was Richard Nixon.Nixon never strayed from controversy when he took office in 1969 and held the job until 1974, when he resigned in disgrace. The presidential library that bear his name has just undergone a  $15-million renovation, transforming it to show how Nixon’s life unfolded against the backdrop of tumult of late 20th-century America” (via USA Today)

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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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Foundation picks architects for Obama’s presidential library

“The foundation planning President Barack Obama’s library announced on Thursday that it has picked two architectural firms to design the center on Chicago’s South Side, to be built after Obama leaves office in January 2017.Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Partners of New York will lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center, partnering with Interactive Design Architects of Chicago, said Marty Nesbitt, chairman of the Obama Foundation.” (via Reuters)

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