Skip to comments.Exclusive details: Bid for Obama Library on Lake Michigan shore
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. Were 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.
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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
How ‘bout a homosexual bathhouse since he’d be returning to his roots. Make sure it’s off-shore.
That artist has it all wrong. Mosques don’t look like that!
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?
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.
Why such a huge building for one book and a couple of clipboards?
Put it where it belongs....Kenya.
Putting it on a former steel works site seems quite appropriate.
Or on a land fill.
Yeah, I’m sure you’re going to be among the first to camp out, waiting for it to open.
I used to work there. Sad to see it turned over to the communists.
All you need to know.
I just like it. It seems appropriate. It’s on southern Lake Michigan in sight of downtown Chicago, which is Obama country.
I vote he puts it in Havana.
Seems to me a house or mirrors would be most appropriate.
Now I’m praying for Global Warming. Let the lakes rise.
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.
Maybe a caddyshack would be more appropriate.
At the rate they are killing themselves in Chicago there will be no locals left to visit!
Appears near “Rainbow Beach Park”, also appropriate.
Well this is it, right here on the Chicago River.
Books? At this time night, here?
I think you want the Obama Bath House on Wacker Drive.
They already have one with everything Obama has produced in his lifetime.
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.
More embarrassing is this cat/dog we elected twice.
It can’t be on the shore, it’ll be under water soon.
That image is the correct one when finished.
That is America prepared by the OOOOOOOOOOObama.
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.
Don't tell me that Obama finally stumbled on to a "SHOVEL READY" project !!!
His liebrary should be inside a federal prison.
Lacks enough space for pens, phones and tribute to golf.
If global warming is as bad as Glorious Leader says, shouldn’t his library be further inland?
The bathhouse photo is precious!
How about Dearborn, Michigan? That’s where most the muzzies live.
A toxic waste dump
It’s better than the Clinton’s library.
I guess they might jazz it up a bit if they bronze those clipboards.
Unless Valerie Jarret and his other cronies own land nearby and can profit from this sight, they can forget it!
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.