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Officials Release New Drawings of Obama Presidential Center

Foundation officials say they have a plan to support sustainability too, including planting more trees and a one-acre wetland that'll capture and treat storm water

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    Study Says Obama Center Projected to Make Huge Economic Impact

    A new study commissioned by the Obama Foundation has shown that the new Obama Presidential Center on the South Side is projected to create over 2500 jobs and create over $3 billion in economic impact. (Published Thursday, May 11, 2017)

    Officials have released fresh renderings of the planned $500 million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago to show architectural details like an 88-foot glass expanse on a tower.

    The Obama Foundation recently released updated drawings which officials say were based on community feedback.

    The center includes plaza and four buildings, including a tower which is likely to display a quotation from an Obama speech. The glass cutout is designed to let in more light. Foundation officials say the site will include a two-acre children's play area.

    Foundation officials say they have a plan to support sustainability too, including planting more trees and a one-acre wetland that'll capture and treat storm water.

    The complex will sit on a nearly 20-acre section of Jackson Park along Lake Michigan.