Taking Public Parkland for the Obama Library Sets a Troubling Precedent

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Taking Public Parkland for the Obama Library Sets a Troubling Precedent

Taking Public Parkland for the Obama Library Sets a Troubling Precedent
Aug 02, 2016
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President Barack Obama gave his old friends in Chicago something to cheer about when he announced that he would be the first president in history to locate his library in the heart of an urban center. But it was also very controversial – about 20 acres would be amputated from a historic Frederick Law Olmsted-Calvert Vaux-designed park to house the new facility.