Obama breaks ground on presidential library in Chicago

Obama breaks ground on presidential library in Chicago

Barack Obama broke ground Tuesday on his presidential library and center, launching a project he said would produce the next generation of American leaders. In the ultra-modern architectural project, three buildings will rise up in Jackson Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, in a poor South Side neighborhood of Chicago where Obama got his start in politics as a community organizer and where his wife, Michelle, grew up. The Obama Presidential Center will feature a hexagonal shaped museum, an athletic center, a forum building, a public plaza, a play area and a branch of the Chicago Public Library. The museum’s exhibits will tell the story of Obama’s political career, from his arrival in Chicago to his two terms as the United States’ 44th — and first Black — president, from 2009 to 2017. Ex-presidents overseeing the building of libraries bearing their names is a tradition in America. But the Obama Presidential Center
Barack Obama broke ground Tuesday on his presidential library and center, launching a project he said would produce the next generation of American leaders. In the ultra-modern architectural project, three buildings will rise up in Jackson Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, in a poor South Side neighborhood of Chicago where Obama got his start in politics as a community organizer and where his wife, Michelle, grew up. The Obama Presidential Center will feature a hexagonal shaped museum, an athletic center, a forum building, a public plaza, a play area and a branch of the Chicago Public Library. The museum’s exhibits will tell the story of Obama’s political career, from his arrival in Chicago to his two terms as the United States’ 44th — and first Black — president, from 2009 to 2017. Ex-presidents overseeing the building of libraries bearing their names is a tradition in America. But the Obama Presidential Center