George Lucas is extremely fond of L.A. City. The famous director admitted that this place witnessed his metamorphosis into the artist he is today. Therefore, he intends to leave a mark on this city behind him. The best way to do that is to open a George Lucas Museum. The institution will have the Narrative Art as its core theme. Los Angeles council members have already voted in unanimity for this project.
Local Council Was Eager to Approve the Construction of Such a Cultural Space
The “Star Wars” creator managed to build an entire fictional world on his own. His work has become part of the foundation for pop culture. As of recently, Lucas fought for his own cultural establishment in the city of Los Angeles. He presented to the city council on Tuesday numerous details on environmental impact and other factors that are of interest when requesting a construction permission.
The Council expressed its full support for this new project by a unanimous vote of 14-0. George Lucas himself stated that Los Angeles bears significant meaning for him. It represented a cultural environment where he started his career by achieving his film degree from USC.
The George Lucas Museum Will Activate under the Ownership of L.A. City
The project is valued at $1 billion and will be opened in 2021 in Exposition Park. The establishment will be known as the Museum of Narrative Art which will exhibit the Lucas collection. The filmmaker will donate the institution to the city of Los Angeles. This makes it the most generous such gift coming from one family to a city. The work will also contribute to the local economy with 1,000 construction jobs and an ulterior batch of 350 positions once the George Lucas Museum is ready.
The space will be generous and cover a surface of 300,000 square feet in a five-story building. The museum will offer its visitors all kinds of enticing opportunities through its collection of theaters, exhibition spaces, classrooms, lecture halls, but a restaurant and a café.
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