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Exclusive details: Bid for Obama Library on Lake Michigan shore
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 07/05/2014 2:52:45 PM PDT by John W

ARLINGTON, Va. — Among the rival locations in Chicago for the Obama library and museum, the most majestic one hugs the Lake Michigan shore on the Southeast Side with a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.

More than pretty, the Chicago Lakeside site has vast potential to trigger massive related economic growth and create jobs in an often ignored part of the city. With a presidential library and museum as an anchor, large-scale private investment that otherwise might take a generation to occur could happen in a decade.

“It is the most incredibly beautiful site in the city of Chicago,” developer Dan McCaffery is telling me as we discuss the bid for the library and museum he submitted to the Barack Obama Foundation last month. We’re talking in the suburban Washington office of his Chicago-based firm, where I had an exclusive look at the bid.

McCaffery, in a partnership with U.S. Steel, is offering the foundation free land: a prime location near 79th and the lake, the eastern-most point of the 589-acre Chicago Lakeside project.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: scumsuckingswine

This rendering of the proposed presidential library is included in the bid to the Barack Obama Foundation from McCaffery Interests. Developer Dan McCaffery wants the library to be a focal point of his 589-acre Chicago Lakeside project, site of the former U.S. Steel South Works. | Rendering by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

1 posted on 07/05/2014 2:52:45 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

How ‘bout a homosexual bathhouse since he’d be returning to his roots. Make sure it’s off-shore.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 2:53:58 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

That artist has it all wrong. Mosques don’t look like that!


3 posted on 07/05/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: John W

It’s ugly, an old steelworks site is probably polluted, and that unbalanced and irrational structure it will probably fall into the polluted lake. What’s not to like?


4 posted on 07/05/2014 2:56:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: John W

I actually like it.

(sorry, but I do)

It seems right, and it is around the right time in his administration to start thinking about stuff like this anyway.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: laweeks

Why such a huge building for one book and a couple of clipboards?


6 posted on 07/05/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: John W

Put it where it belongs....Kenya.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 2:57:34 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Putting it on a former steel works site seems quite appropriate.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 2:58:31 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Stormdog

Or on a land fill.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 3:02:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah, I’m sure you’re going to be among the first to camp out, waiting for it to open.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 3:04:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: John W

I used to work there. Sad to see it turned over to the communists.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 3:05:05 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: John W
The adjacent neighborhoods are where Obama once worked as a community organizer

All you need to know.

12 posted on 07/05/2014 3:05:06 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Nah.

I just like it. It seems appropriate. It’s on southern Lake Michigan in sight of downtown Chicago, which is Obama country.

It’s appropriate.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 3:06:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: RightGeek

I vote he puts it in Havana.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 3:07:08 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: John W

Seems to me a house or mirrors would be most appropriate.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: John W
I see they have already started site preparation


16 posted on 07/05/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: John W

Now I’m praying for Global Warming. Let the lakes rise.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 3:09:18 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: John W

Actually, if it HAS to be on the South Side, 79th is a good choice. I was afraid it was going to go near the Point at 55th, in front of my old dormitory, the Shoreland.

Seventy-Ninth is close to the Skyway, AND is near a White Castle, the Land of Moo and Oink butchers, and I believe a Leon’s BBQ. It might help the area crime rate a bit.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:15 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Maybe a caddyshack would be more appropriate.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: John W

At the rate they are killing themselves in Chicago there will be no locals left to visit!


20 posted on 07/05/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: John W

Appears near “Rainbow Beach Park”, also appropriate.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 3:22:55 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: SkyDancer
You looking for the Obama Library and Visitors Center?

Well this is it, right here on the Chicago River.

Books?

Books? At this time night, here?

I think you want the Obama Bath House on Wacker Drive.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: John W
Why another one?

They already have one with everything Obama has produced in his lifetime.

23 posted on 07/05/2014 3:25:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: John W

These grand edifices to every cat and dog past president are embarrassing.

They have more in common with temples to Roman Emperors, than research sites in a republic.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 3:25:41 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V)
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To: Jacquerie

More embarrassing is this cat/dog we elected twice.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 3:34:03 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

It can’t be on the shore, it’ll be under water soon.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Iron Munro

That image is the correct one when finished.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 3:42:58 PM PDT by ncfool (Can America wait til 2016? or will it be to late to save the USA?)
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To: Iron Munro

CONSTRUCTION READY
That is America prepared by the OOOOOOOOOOObama.


28 posted on 07/05/2014 3:43:27 PM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: John W

It looks mostly empty, so the symbolism is good. And, anyone who’s been to Chicago knows that that massive empty deck would be usable maybe 3 months a year (or less). Or perhaps they could use it for sledding or luge? Chicago is the perfect place for the Obama memorial.

In terms of economic development, has anyone heard about the Clinton museum’s effect on the section of LIttle Rock where it’s located? If this man develops the area, it will drive the populations that have lived there for generations out, as it becomes gentrified. It’s exactly what’s happened to Washington DC. All the poor/working class blacks have been forced to move as the yuppies move in.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 3:44:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BilLies
CONSTRUCTION READY

Hey!!

Don't tell me that Obama finally stumbled on to a "SHOVEL READY" project !!!


30 posted on 07/05/2014 3:45:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: John W

His liebrary should be inside a federal prison.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 3:49:26 PM PDT by dforest
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To: laweeks
How ‘bout a homosexual bathhouse since he’d be returning to his roots.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 3:50:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: SkyDancer
"Why such a huge building for one book and a couple of clipboards?"

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Lacks enough space for pens, phones and tribute to golf.

33 posted on 07/05/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Stormdog
"Put it where it belongs....Kenya."

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*snicker*

34 posted on 07/05/2014 3:59:51 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: RightGeek

If global warming is as bad as Glorious Leader says, shouldn’t his library be further inland?


35 posted on 07/05/2014 4:15:16 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Iron Munro

The bathhouse photo is precious!

good Job!


36 posted on 07/05/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: John W

How about Dearborn, Michigan? That’s where most the muzzies live.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 4:24:11 PM PDT by boycott
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To: trisham

A toxic waste dump


38 posted on 07/05/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s better than the Clinton’s library.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 4:25:47 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: reg45

Yes.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 4:31:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: John W
It's so fitting that Obama’s library would also be a water slide....
41 posted on 07/05/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: hummingbird

I guess they might jazz it up a bit if they bronze those clipboards.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: John W

Unless Valerie Jarret and his other cronies own land nearby and can profit from this sight, they can forget it!


43 posted on 07/05/2014 4:42:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Stormdog
Put it where it belongs....Kenya.

Load it with Ebooks so they can change the facts on-the-fly.
45 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:31 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: John W

poorly as obammy has done negros I’m surprised the Southeast Side of Chicago wants this shrine to the incompetent oaf.
Gotta believe black yut unemployment there is skyrocketing.


46 posted on 07/06/2014 3:57:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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