Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit – Quad

CHICAGO (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to any development along the city’s prized lakefront.

The filmmaker said in a statement he would take his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to California, but he did not name a specific location. He blamed Chicago’s Friends of the Parks group for suing to stop construction on what is currently a parking lot for Soldier Field.

“No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot,”

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