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Where Will The Obama Library Be Located?

 
 
Miller
 
Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 09:50 am

Chicago, New York, Hawaii Bid for Obama Library
CHICAGO June 17, 2014 (AP)
Associated Press

At least six locations in three different states entered official bids by Monday's deadline in an effort to house Barack Obama's presidential library.

Four of the confirmed bidders are from Chicago, the president's hometown, and a fifth was expected. Obama's birth state of Hawaii offered an oceanfront location in Honolulu. And Columbia University, where he got his undergraduate degree, pitched a West Harlem site in New York City.

While the Obama Foundation, which is planning the library, declined to confirm the bids it has received, planners for the six widely reported potential locations all confirmed they had submitted proposals. A bid expected from the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago could not be immediately confirmed.

Four of the five proposed Chicago locations are on the city's South Side. They are: the University of Chicago, where Obama taught constitutional law for 12 years; Chicago State University; vacant land in Bronzeville that was part of Chicago's failed bid for the 2016 Olympics; and a former steel plant near Lake Michigan being pitched by real estate developer Dan McCaffery.

All see the library and museum as a potential driver of economic development. The University of Chicago cited a study it commissioned that concluded the library would draw 800,000 visitors a year and create 1,900 permanent jobs.

"We believe this could be an historic moment for the South Side," said Susan Sher, a senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and the woman who is coordinating the school's push for library.

The University of Illinois-Chicago also is pitching potential locations on and off campus on the city's West Side.

Hawaii's bid is being led by the University of Hawaii and backed by the state. The library would sit on oceanfront property in Honolulu, but the university said it would be willing to share the library and museum.

"Hawaii is prepared to host the Obama Presidential Center in its entirety or to partner with another site to help the president create an institution with two campuses and a unified mission," said David Lassner, president of the University of Hawaii System.

Columbia's bid would put the library on its new Manhattanville Campus in West Harlem.

The Obama Foundation has said it plans to announce a decision in early 2015.

ABCnews.go.com
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 09:54 am
@Miller,
George Lucas announced his plans today, to build his Star Wars museum in Chicago, on the Lakefront, not far from Soldiers Field.

Why not locate the new President Obama library (Location to be announced in 2015) near the George Lucas museum?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 10:52 am
Interesting thread. Gotta be Chicago and there is space around Soldiers field/Museum circle.

Dang, Miller. Wait until coldjerk and gungatwit chime in.
Miller
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 08:50 am
@bobsal u1553115,
The Lucas museum in Chicago will generate 1-2 billion $ per year. While the Obama museum may generate 1900 jobs for folks, I doubt that it will generate 1-2 billion $ per year.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jul, 2014 12:28 pm
South side of Chicago, on or near University of Chicago most likely.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jul, 2014 12:35 pm
@Miller,
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Why not locate the new President Obama library (Location to be announced in 2015) near the George Lucas museum?

Because Barack Obama does not work with others, he goes his own way.
Miller
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2014 08:07 pm
@hawkeye10,
Maybe the library should be situated on the border between the US and Mexico?
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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2014 08:31 pm
@Miller,
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George Lucas announced his plans today, to build his Star Wars museum in


For the brain dead sheeple.
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Miller
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2014 10:51 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Because Barack Obama does not work with others, he goes his own way.


That was obvious, 8-10 years ago...
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Miller
 
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Reply Sat 19 Dec, 2015 10:13 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

South side of Chicago, on or near University of Chicago most likely.


The last I heard, the library was going to be near the Lake front, near Jackson Park. I haven't heard about the funding situation, as yet. But since time is marching on, it's time to start the building and the digging.

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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 02:02 pm
If the President has any sort of sense of humor, his Library will be somewhere in Kenya.
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Miller
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2016 06:55 am
@Miller,
It was recently announced that the new Obama library will be built on the SouthSide of Chicago, in an area known as Jackson Park ( situated in the residential area of Woodlawn).

Obama hopes to raise several billions of dollars for the construction of the new library.

The Obama family plans to stay in the DC area until their youngest daughter completes high school. Rumor has it, Mrs Obama would then like to relocate to NYCity. No mention as been made about a return of the Obamas to Chicago and their old neighborhood.
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 10:05 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

South side of Chicago, on or near University of Chicago most likely.


It's not far from the University of Chicago. The latter has been chosen to manage the Library, upon completion.
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2016 10:07 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Quote:
Why not locate the new President Obama library (Location to be announced in 2015) near the George Lucas museum?

Because Barack Obama does not work with others, he goes his own way.


I've never seen a rating of -20 before. Could this be a record?
Miller
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2016 08:03 am
@Miller,
It's caused by some members having as many as 5 different accounts.
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