Taking the 16th spot on this year’s countdown is the Obama Presidential Center at 6000 S Stony Island Avenue in Jackson Park. Located within Jackson Park just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, the new center will be replacing a portion of the park that previously held a football field. Led by the Obama Foundation, the complex is being designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and landscaped by Michael van Valkenburg Associates.
The construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park continues to rise, with the main tower’s core now past the midway point. Spearheaded by The Obama Foundation, the center is poised to house three key public amenities: a museum, a forum building, and a branch of the Chicago Library.
The Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park continues to progress, with the main tower’s core now approaching the halfway mark. The development of this center is being overseen by The Obama Foundation and will feature three primary public facilities: a museum, a forum building, and a library branch.
Work is progressing on the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, with the main tower now reaching around one-third of its final height. The Obama Foundation is overseeing the development of this complex, set to include three public buildings: a museum, a forum building, and a new library branch.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved new improvements to the east end of the Midway Plaisance at 5950 S Stony Island Avenue in Hyde Park. This small portion of the park is now within Jackson Park due to the Obama Center construction, with the redesigned Women’s Garden on the east and the Metra Electric line elevated tracks to the west. The project is being led by the Chicago Park District with Site Design Group serving as the designers, with five community meetings leading to the current proposal.