Why the Case Against the Obama Presidential Center Is So Important

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Why the Case Against the Obama Presidential Center Is So Important

Why the Case Against the Obama Presidential Center Is So Important
Feb 21, 2019
The Atlantic's CityLab

“If the Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago succeed in taking some 20 acres of National Register-listed Jackson Park for the [Obama Presidential Center], what’s to stop other powerful and well-connected interests from citing this precedent as justification for expropriating parkland elsewhere in Chicago and around the country?” said Charles Birnbaum, president and CEO for the Cultural Landscape Foundation, in an interview with WTTW in Chicago.