Chicago mayor grateful for Lucas museum choice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHICAGO, Ill.--- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he'll work with the community to develop plans for the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas intends to build in Chicago.

Emanuel spoke Tuesday at City Hall about the filmmaker's decision to locate his planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on a parking lot south of Soldier Field.

The mayor says he "can't thank George and Mellody enough" referring to Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, a prominent businesswoman who's from Chicago.

Lucas said in a written statement Tuesday that he hopes to open the museum in 2018. The statement said the museum will move existing parking spaces underground and replace acres of asphalt with more parkland along the lakefront. Architectural drawings will be presented to the city in early fall.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 264501641 - wndu.com/a?a=264501641
Gray Television, Inc.