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Star Wars Prequels

George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum 98

netringer writes: George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, housing his collection of Star Wars art and movie memorabilia along with exhibits of the technology of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Where else but on the Chicago Lakefront will be it easy to recreate the ice planet of Hoth?
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George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

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  • by Animats ( 122034 ) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @02:37AM (#47312901) Homepage

    Lucas originally wanted this location [] for his monument to himself. It's in open space in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. That's one of the great urban waterfront public spaces of the world. So that plan was very unpopular in SF. Another location was proposed, some unused piers a few miles down the waterfront in the tourist waterfront area, but that wasn't dramatic enough for Lucas.

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