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According to the bellereport.com

Obama Presidential Center Design Unveiled

 

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A three-dimensional model of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Courtesy of the Obama Foundation

 

CHICAGO, May 4, 2017 /PRN — To the delight of many, the architectural design for the Obama Presidential Center was unveiled earlier this week during an event attended by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.  The Center is currently slated to be completed in 2021 and will be located in the Jackson Park neighborhood located in Chicago’s South side.  The design layout will include three buildings, including a museum, forum and library that surround a public plaza.

 

The Obama Foundation says it hopes the Center will be a “living, working center for engagement — an ongoing project for the community and world to shape what it means to be an active citizen in the 21st century.”

 

“The Obamas want to create a safe, warm, inviting place that brings people in, teaches them something new, and inspires them to create change in their own communities,” said Obama Foundation Chair Marty Nesbitt. “The Center will be a place for doing, not just looking or listening.”  According to a release, “The Center will also strengthen the economic climate of the community by bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the South Side every year, creating new jobs and opportunities on the South Side, and revitalizing historic Jackson Park.”

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