Blair Kamin’s First Impressions of the Obama Library Plans
Chicagoans got their first look Wednesday at plans for the Obama Presidential Center.
The former president and first lady say that they want the project to be "transformational" for Jackson Park and the South Side. They hope to create a setting that becomes a go-to destination on the South Side to rival Millennium Park in the Loop.
One man on hand to witness the unveiling of the conceptual design was Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune Blair Kamin. He joins host Phil Ponce to discuss his first impressions of the design.
May 3: The first conceptual designs for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have been revealed. Take a peek at the renderings.
April 20: A coalition of community organizers are trying to get the Obama Foundation, the city, and the University of Chicago to commit to creating jobs and not displacing area residents.
April 11: The Obama Foundation announced Tuesday three Chicago-based firms will lead the project management team for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.