'Collusion' with Chicago officials and 13 other problems locals have with Obama Presidential Center

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'Collusion' with Chicago officials and 13 other problems locals have with Obama Presidential Center

'Collusion' with Chicago officials and 13 other problems locals have with Obama Presidential Center
Mar 08, 2018
Washington Examiner

The Obama Foundation is being planned at Jackson Park, a 20-acre space of public land that is one of the oldest parks in the country.

"The University of Chicago’s bid called for the confiscation of parkland at either Jackson Park or Washington Park — land held in public trust. This is nationally significant and historic parkland. Jackson and Washington Parks, along with the Midway Plaisance, were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., the father of landscape architecture who also designed New York City’s Central Park, and the involvement of Olmsted and his sons with the Chicago parks lasted for decades. All three parks are listed in the National Register of Historic Places," said Charles Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.