We reported some time back the George Lucas Museum would be coming to Chicago at some point in the near future and now we’re getting a glimpse of what it will look like. To say that the building’s design is futuristic is an understatement. Architecture firm, MAD Architects, was commissioned to design the museum by Lucas himself. The firm says the design is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, Wright has many works around Chicago and the suburbs and was considered a forward thinking designer in buildings.
There has already been some backlash concerning the design of the museum with some voicing concern that it will be an eyesore to the city’s lakefront. These parties are making moves to block the building of the museum so I’m sure Lucas will have some red tape to cut through before there’s an official groundbreaking. The tallest point of the museum will feature a halo ring observatory with 360 degree views of the lake and city. Inside will be four theaters and will house Lucas’s extensive collection of movie memorabilia. As a Chicago native and geek, I am excited to see this come to the city and can’t wait to actually walk through it.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.