Obama Presidential Center faces legal challenge from park preservationists

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Obama Presidential Center faces legal challenge from park preservationists

Obama Presidential Center faces legal challenge from park preservationists
Feb 21, 2019
Tree Hugger

The TreeHugger view is that hey, we like trees, and parks are precious, especially when they are designed by the likes of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Parks are among our most important civic assets. In 1895, Olmsted, Olmsted & Elliot designed Jackson Park in Chicago to provide "all of the recreative facilities with the modern park should include for refined and enlightened recreation and exercise." According to The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) it pretty much looks like it did when it was completed, a grand open space, with only the pre-existing Field Columbian Museum in one corner.