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  • Museum plans were stolen by Bothan spies.
  • drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friend​s+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f​73,1,

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-th​e-parks-chicago


    I knew they were bullshiat when they tried to spin the narrative and make it seem like somehow taxpayers would be on the hook for this. They basically all but said the city was stealing from the south side to get this built. God forbid we create some job opportunities in the city and help bolster our image to tourists. Would have been neat to see this built in Chicago.
  • What a self absorbed twat.
  • drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friend​s+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f​73,1,

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-th​e-parks-chicago


    Those people pissed me off so much. It would have been great for the city, and a handful of out of touch assholes kept it from happening.
  • naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friend​s+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f​73,1,

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-th​e-parks-chicago

    Those people pissed me off so much. It would have been great for the city, and a handful of out of touch assholes kept it from happening.


    THIS THIS THIS.
  • Well next time George tries the museum idea, it will have more CGI and he'll make sure that Han shot first.
  • I can't argue with more museum jobs.
  • UNC_Samurai: I can't argue with more museum jobs.


    Sorry, AI took that over....

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  • Ha ha, suck it Chicags.

    Because LA doesn't have enough philanthropically-commissioned museums.  And the sad thing is, we don't even really care much about the museum.  I mean that's nice, but our real motivation was just to get more parking in the area for free.
  • I'm not going to whitelist the site, but are they letting him build it next to the Hollywood sign? Based on the locations he wanted in SF and Chicago, it sounds like he was shopping for someone who would say "this area is off limits... but not for you, Master Luke-- er, Mister Lucas."
  • Hoopy Frood: I'm not going to whitelist the site, but are they letting him build it next to the Hollywood sign? Based on the locations he wanted in SF and Chicago, it sounds like he was shopping for someone who would say "this area is off limits... but not for you, Master Luke-- er, Mister Lucas."


    Off limits in Chicago? You mean like a site where it might interfere with the ability of some yacht owner to park his RV? The site looked at in Chicago was only an issue in the minds of a few very rich boat owners.

    If anything, the museum would have enhanced the waterfront area in Chicago.
  • naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friend​s+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f​73,1,

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-th​e-parks-chicago

    Those people pissed me off so much. It would have been great for the city, and a handful of out of touch assholes kept it from happening.


    No, Lucas was the problem, In both Chicago and the original San Francisco location he insisted that the museum had to be built on prime public park land.

    Open green spaces in dense urban cities are finite. Once you build something on it it's gone forever. His plan to use public land on the Chicago waterfront and in the San Francisco Presidio is the equivalent to wanting to build in New York's Central Park.

    In both cases he refused to consider other spaces in the city - specifically ones that would not result in the elimination of parks.

    The only reason that San Francisco changed its tune recently is because Lucas finally agreed that the museum didn't have to be on prime real estate (the new proposed location was Treasure Island).
  • Will he change the art to better reflect what he thinks it should have been?
  • Put your donations in the museum in the jar-jar on your way out.
  • drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed


    Good. Assholes.

    This museum would have been in the already-huge existing tourist/visitor area along the lake.

    We have fantastic neighborhood parks. The Friends should put their efforts to keep and improve THOSE parks and rec programs.
  • thornhill: naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friend​s+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f​73,1,

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-th​e-parks-chicago

    Those people pissed me off so much. It would have been great for the city, and a handful of out of touch assholes kept it from happening.

    No, Lucas was the problem, In both Chicago and the original San Francisco location he insisted that the museum had to be built on prime public park land.

    Open green spaces in dense urban cities are finite. Once you build something on it it's gone forever. His plan to use public land on the Chicago waterfront and in the San Francisco Presidio is the equivalent to wanting to build in New York's Central Park.

    In both cases he refused to consider other spaces in the city - specifically ones that would not result in the elimination of parks.

    The only reason that San Francisco changed its tune recently is because Lucas finally agreed that the museum didn't have to be on prime real estate (the new proposed location was Treasure Island).


    In Chicago the plan was to put it on an existing parking lot and add an extra 4 acres of green space.
  • thornhill: No, Lucas was the problem, In both Chicago and the original San Francisco location he insisted that the museum had to be built on prime public park land.


    You mean that Lucas wanted the museum to actually be close to where other people would be?  THE HORROR!

    /Lucas wasn't the problem here
  • Jesus, how does a building that size cost $1 billion? I'm serious. Excluding the contents which already belong to Lucasarts and ILM which I'm sure are just being moved from one builiding to another, HOW does it cost that much?
  • I would have picked LA too.
    SF is turning in a cess pool.
  • gingerjet: thornhill: No, Lucas was the problem, In both Chicago and the original San Francisco location he insisted that the museum had to be built on prime public park land.

    You mean that Lucas wanted the museum to actually be close to where other people would be?  THE HORROR!

    /Lucas wasn't the problem here


    There were a lot of other great locations in Chicago where the museum could have been built. Just because Lucas was giving the museum away, doesn't mean that Chicago needed to acquiesce to every one of his demands. Plus the design he picked for the building was really ugly.
  • justinguarini4ever: Plus the design he picked for the building was really ugly.


    Uglier than the vacant parking lot it would replace?
  • UNC_Samurai: I can't argue with more museum jobs.


    I wouldn't either, but this is an exception . I'll stick with the Getty legacy. He should have dealt with his estate quietly instead of one more attention whoring move saying " look at me! ".
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    What's that big stadium behind it there? The one without the Olympic torch or pressbox? It sure ain't the LA Coliseum.
  • Should have started with Episode 4.
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