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(LA Times)   LA will be where George Lucas almost blows Episode 1 of his new museum   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Los Angeles, Lucas Museum, Los Angeles County, California, George Lucas, Museum, Exposition Park, Santa Monica, California, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles  
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2017-01-11 09:06:19 AM  
3 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friends+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f73,1,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-the-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.
2017-01-11 10:37:38 AM  
2 votes:

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
2017-01-11 10:25:37 AM  
2 votes:

thornhill: naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friends+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f73,1,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-the-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.
2017-01-11 09:50:44 AM  
2 votes:

naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friends+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f73,1,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-the-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).
2017-01-11 09:46:14 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2017-01-11 09:00:04 AM  
2 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friends+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f73,1,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-the-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.
2017-01-11 05:30:58 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: Putting the museum there would block converting the lot back to park space, and there are plans to replace the lot with a new modern parking structure on the other side of Lake Shore Dr.Nobody wants that to be a parking lot forever.And again, Lucas refused to consider any other location in Chicago. He pulled the same crap in San Francisco when he demanded that it be the Presidio.Just because he's paying for the museum doesn't mean he has the right to act like Robert Moses.


Oh please get the bug outta your butt.

Guess where ILM is now? The farking Presidio.
2017-01-11 01:28:10 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: naughtyrev: drjekel_mrhyde: Friends of the park is getting slammed https://www.google.com/search?q=friends+of+the+park&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#​lrd=0x880e2ca4de4ce125:0xdff58af00413f73,1,

https://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-the-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).


As for Chicago, the allegation is as follows...

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/friends-of-the-parks-chicago?select=F​V​nbXS-m6AwF2X3aSaYFvw&reviewid=SFMpbdITj-D9z89K3BpuaA

"Thank goodness Friends of the Parking Lot saved this parking lot from becoming a park!"

s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com
2017-01-11 11:39:10 AM  
1 vote:

justinguarini4ever: Plus the design he picked for the building was really ugly.


Uglier than the vacant parking lot it would replace?
2017-01-11 11:03:14 AM  
1 vote:
I would have picked LA too.
SF is turning in a cess pool.
2017-01-11 09:56:45 AM  
1 vote:
Put your donations in the museum in the jar-jar on your way out.
2017-01-11 09:40:05 AM  
1 vote:
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."
2017-01-11 09:28:14 AM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: I can't argue with more museum jobs.


Sorry, AI took that over....

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2017-01-11 09:04:22 AM  
1 vote:
What a self absorbed twat.
2017-01-11 05:46:34 AM  
1 vote:
 
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