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George Lucas unveils futuristic design of new Chicago museum

George Lucas plans new museum on Chicago waterfront.
Chicago waterfront: George Lucas’ museum plans receive mixed reviews. Image by Julen Hurbe-Ormaetxe / CC BY 2.0

Architectural designs of George Lucas’ new Chicago-based museum were unveiled this week, to mixed reactions. The sketches of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art show a 7-story white pyramid-shaped building with a disk seemingly hovering above it. ‘It looks like a palace for Jabba the Hutt,’ one city alderman has said, whereas others have likened it to a futuristic Egyptian pyramid. The museum will be located on Lake Michigan and will house illustrative art and artifacts from the Star Wars director’s films. Read more: foxnews.com