Four compete for Barack Obama's presidential library | attractionsmanagement.com news
GET ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital edition of Attractions Management and the FREE weekly Attractions Management ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs   News   Features   Video    Products   Profiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise  
NEWS
Four compete for Barack Obama's presidential library
POSTED 07 Jan 2015 . BY Tom Anstey
Four US universities are currently battling it out to host Barack Obama’s US$500m (€419.5m, £329m) presidential library – a repository for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials of every President of the United States since Herbert Hoover in 1929.

The President and first lady will choose one location from either the University of Chicago, Columbia University in New York, the University of Illinois in Chicago or the University of Hawaii as host of the archive, learning and visitor complex documenting Obama’s time in office.

In Hawaii, Snøhetta Architects has revealed its plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The plans, designed in conjunction with Honolulu-based WCITArchitecture, are inspired by the forms of a coral reef. The design incorporates sustainable solutions, with landscape design including interactive educational environments including the White House Garden, fish ponds, taro fields and salt pans to promote understanding of traditional practice in Hawaii. As part of the plans, an institute, leadership academy, library, visitor centre and museum have all been touted.

The University of Chicago’s current plan would see the centre built on landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s Washington Park, though the proposed plans have run into trouble from ‘Friends of the Parks’ – the same group which recently filed a lawsuit against filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed legacy museum. The improvements around the library include enhanced access for pedestrians and cyclists, renovation or replacement of ageing facilities, and other attractions such as urban farms.

Also in Chicago, the University of Illinois’ (UIC) proposal identifies three potential locations – the academic campus of UIC, the medical campus of UIC, and a proposed community campus in North Lawndale.

Columbia – where the President gained an undergraduate degree in political science in 1983 before moving to Chicago to become a community organiser, state legislator and US senator – is offering land on or near Columbia's campus on the upper west side of Manhattan, though beyond this, details are sparse.

Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
Snøhetta's design for the Barack Obama Presidential Center Credit: Snøhetta Architects
PROJECT PROFILE:

Barack Obama's Presidential Library
Barack Obama’s US$500m (€419.5m, £329m) presidential library – a repository for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials of every President of the United States since Herbert Hoover in 1929.

Location: United States

RELATED STORIES
MORE NEWS
MuseumNext launches digital income summit to help attractions tap into new revenue streams
A new event will offer museums and attractions actionable advice on how they can better use technology to boost their income.
Berlin's new Exile Museum set for 2025 opening
A new museum telling the stories of the people exiled from Germany by the Nazi regime is set to open in Berlin in 2025.
Disney reveals concept designs for upcoming Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea
Disney has unveiled three videos showing parts of the concept model for Fantasy Springs, a new themed port set to open at Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2023.
Therme Group invests in experiential art company Superblue
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group has become a strategic investor in experiental art company Superblue.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
TechnoAlpin

The TechnoAlpin SnowRoom is the most attractive and effective way for customers to cool down from h [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2021 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2020 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Apr 2020 issue 153


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021
Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Four compete for Barack Obama's presidential library
POSTED 07 Jan 2015 . BY Tom Anstey
Four US universities are currently battling it out to host Barack Obama’s US$500m (€419.5m, £329m) presidential library – a repository for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials of every President of the United States since Herbert Hoover in 1929.

The President and first lady will choose one location from either the University of Chicago, Columbia University in New York, the University of Illinois in Chicago or the University of Hawaii as host of the archive, learning and visitor complex documenting Obama’s time in office.

In Hawaii, Snøhetta Architects has revealed its plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The plans, designed in conjunction with Honolulu-based WCITArchitecture, are inspired by the forms of a coral reef. The design incorporates sustainable solutions, with landscape design including interactive educational environments including the White House Garden, fish ponds, taro fields and salt pans to promote understanding of traditional practice in Hawaii. As part of the plans, an institute, leadership academy, library, visitor centre and museum have all been touted.

The University of Chicago’s current plan would see the centre built on landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s Washington Park, though the proposed plans have run into trouble from ‘Friends of the Parks’ – the same group which recently filed a lawsuit against filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed legacy museum. The improvements around the library include enhanced access for pedestrians and cyclists, renovation or replacement of ageing facilities, and other attractions such as urban farms.

Also in Chicago, the University of Illinois’ (UIC) proposal identifies three potential locations – the academic campus of UIC, the medical campus of UIC, and a proposed community campus in North Lawndale.

Columbia – where the President gained an undergraduate degree in political science in 1983 before moving to Chicago to become a community organiser, state legislator and US senator – is offering land on or near Columbia's campus on the upper west side of Manhattan, though beyond this, details are sparse.

Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
Snøhetta's design for the Barack Obama Presidential Center Credit: Snøhetta Architects
RELATED STORIES
MORE NEWS
MuseumNext launches digital income summit to help attractions tap into new revenue streams
A new event will offer museums and attractions actionable advice on how they can better use technology to boost their income.
Berlin's new Exile Museum set for 2025 opening
A new museum telling the stories of the people exiled from Germany by the Nazi regime is set to open in Berlin in 2025.
Disney reveals concept designs for upcoming Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea
Disney has unveiled three videos showing parts of the concept model for Fantasy Springs, a new themed port set to open at Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2023.
Therme Group invests in experiential art company Superblue
Global wellbeing organisation Therme Group has become a strategic investor in experiental art company Superblue.
Plans approved for huge The Arc viewing platform in Bristol
Plans have been approved for a major new visitor attraction in Bristol, UK.
Disney adds inclusion to its key values, allows staff to wear jewellery and display tattoos
Disney has added a fifth "key" to its famous set of values which have guided its approach to guest service for more than 65 years.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
TechnoAlpin

The TechnoAlpin SnowRoom is the most attractive and effective way for customers to cool down from h [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Holovis

Holovis is a privately owned company established in 2004 by CEO Stuart Hetherington. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS