CHICAGO, IL (AP) — The wife of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas says a new potential lakefront site could help ensure a museum of Lucas’ art is built in Chicago.
Mellody Hobson said Friday that the McCormick Place East convention center site would provide “an excellent location” for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. A proposed plan would demolish a building and replace it with the 300,000-square-foot museum.READ MORE: Families Anxiously Await COVID Vaccinations For Toddlers
Hobson tells the Chicago Tribune the plan would create 12 additional acres of parkland. She’s hopeful that could avert a lengthy legal fight that could have led Lucas to locate the museum elsewhere.
A parks advocacy group sued over a plan to build the museum near Soldier Field, saying it violated laws restricting development along Lake Michigan.READ MORE: Rock Superstar Meat Loaf Dies At 74; Dark-Hearted Anthems Loved By Millions
The group says it’s reviewing the new proposal.
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