a bird’s eye view of the lucas museum of narrative art and surrounding park setting. all new proposal renderings are courtesy of the lucas museum of narrative art.
A month following a new second proposal from [ Mad Architects ] for the Luca Museum, the Chicago Park District today signed off on a 99-year lease for filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum along Lake Michigan in the Museum Campus.
Current plans for the $400 million project call for a 300,000-square-foot structure with nearly five acres of green space. Construction could begin as early as next spring and the museum could be operating by 2019 or 2020.
The CPD vote was unanimous, approving the $10 lease on the lakefront property for the nonprofit Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The lease still has to be approved by the city’s Department of Zoning and its Plan Commission.
rendering of the visitor experience on the public plaza of the lucas museum of narrative art. the plaza as well as the surrounding greenspace will be open and accessible to park visitors.
an aerial view of the the lakefront site.
a side-by-side comparison of the lakefront site as it currently exists and how it will look with the museum and accessible, added green space in place.
Nonprofit group Friends of the Parks is suing the Chicago Park District to prevent the museum from being built south of Soldier Field.
[ second museum proposal ] [ original museum proposal ]