The proposed George Lucas “Museum” on the waterfront in the area of the museum campus is not only a monumentally ugly structure, its very purpose and subject are trivial. It is a giant monument to a man who makes fantasy films, having nothing to do with nearby genuine centers of learning and research such as the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. I researched the origins of the proposal, and it appears San Francisco officials turned Lucas down in his application to build this pointless hulk near the Golden Gate Bridge. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, hearing of the turn-down, rushed out to pitch Chicago’s waterfront as an alternative site. If he succeeds, Emanuel surely will go down as the most destructive mayor in the city’s history in terms of the precious waterfront. I hope Chicago readers of this site will make an effort to stop this blight. Let it be built at an amusement park or a shopping center or perhaps along a remote strip of an Interstate highway, complete with taco and hamburger stands, places in keeping with its character.
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