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!