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The Sun-Times describes the museum as a $1 billion investment and Chicago Business says, quoting a task force set up by Emanuel to study the project, it "would generate between $2 billion and $2.5 billion of additional tourist spending and significant tax revenue over ten years."
Earlier this year, Lucas announced plans to build the center. Although it's being described as the "Star Wars museum," Lucas says the facility would feature, among other things, a wide selection of populist art he owns, including "a number of Norman Rockwell paintings."
"I don't have enough walls, which is why I want to build a museum," Lucas told The San Francisco Chronicle in March.
originally posted by: g146541
I guess I will not be going to this museum as it will be located in the most dangerous city in the world, a virtual victim target rich environment.