Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Obama Presidential Center

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Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Obama Presidential Center

Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Obama Presidential Center
Feb 20, 2019
ARCHITECT Magazine

“The Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago created this controversy by insisting on the confiscation of public parkland,” said Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation—which filed a friend of the court brief in support of Protect Our Parks—in a press release. “The Obama Foundation could make this issue go away by using vacant and/or city-owned land on the South Side for the Obama Presidential Center (which is planned to be a private facility rather than a presidential library administered by the National Archives), or, better still, land owned by the University of Chicago, which submitted the winning bid to host the Center.”