George Lucas Selects Architects For New Museum

George Lucas Selects Architects For New Museum
(Chicago, IL) -- East will meet Midwest at the cornerstone of George Lucas' planned museum in Chicago. The "Star Wars" creator has selected architects from Beijing and the Windy City to build the facility to house his collection of art and movie memorabilia. The Beijing team includes Ma Yansong, who is the founder of China's MAD Architects. Local artist Jeanne Gang, meantime, is representing Chicago. Lucas announced his architectural team Monday. Plans call for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to be built on land now occupied by parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

No word yet on when the facility will be complete, but Lucas has expressed hope that it will be ready to open its doors in 2018. Lucas selected Chicago to house his museum last month after a bidding war among several cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles.