Lucas Abandons Chicago, Taking Museum To California


IS A DRAMATIC CHANGE. THE RETURN AND CONCERN IS TO BE ABLE TO LIVE AND WORK ABROAD. PLANS FOR GEORGE LUCAS MUSEUM IS OFF THE MAP. LUCAS ELIMINATED CHICAGO. IF RAHM EMANUEL COULD PUT IT — COULD NOT PUT IN ON THE LAKEFRONT, CAN ANYTHING PUT IT THERE? Reporter: MONTH OF DEALS OVER THE SITE HAS COME TO THIS. CHICAGO AS ITS LOCATION IS DEAD. IS THIS IT? ARE WE SURE HE WON’T CHANGE HIS MIND? Reporter: ARNIE DUNCAN SITS ON THE BOARD. HIS DISAPPOINTMENT SHARED BY MANY OTHERS FROM THE MAYOR ON DOWN. YOU BELIEVE IT SHOULD’VE BEEN BUILT. YES. Reporter: THIS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF MUSEUMS IN THE PARK. GARY JOHNSON DOES NOT BLAME FRIENDS OF THE PARK, EVEN IF HE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM. THE BURNHAM PLAN EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LAKEFRONT BUT IT ALSO CALLED FOR SOME BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT THERE. Reporter: AND THAT IS WHERE THE LEGAL BATTLE ENDED UP. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, COULD BE BUILT AND WHO HAD THE RIGHT TO GIVE IT AWAY. ANY PUBLIC USE BY A PUBLIC AGENCY, AND SUPPORTING AGENCY CAN BE BUILT THERE. LUCAS WITH STILL HAVE RIGHTS TO THE MUSEUM. THERE IS BLAME TO GO AROUND. I THINK THAT THE LUCAS MUSEUM MECHANISM WAS PROBABLY BEING LOOKING AT — I THOUGHT THEY WOULD LOOK AT OTHER SITES IS THIS BEGAN TO GO BELLY UP. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THEY DECIDED TO LEAVE INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE SITES. THEY DID NOT RETURN CALLS FOR

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