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Behold! Michael Sorkin's Proposal for Obama's Presidential Library in Chicago's Woodlawn Neighborhood

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A helpful tipster has provided Curbed Chicago with a 32-page PDF full of renderings for a future Obama Presidential Library from the office of architectural critic/design studio leader Michael Sorkin. Who paid for said thing to be designed? We cannot say. What we do know is that the document makes the case for " the first Presidential Center to be truly urban," and located in Chicago, in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The document argues that Chicago, not Honolulu, is the better city to host, because,

"it is the city where the Obamas will presumably live post-presidency" and it is "where Obama made his first deep contributions in public service and the place to which he returned to begin and advance his political mission." When it comes to a neighborhood, Sorkin argues that "my own sense is that – far and away – the best choice would be Woodlawn, on the city's South Side, and that several large vacant sites on 63rd Street most perfectly fit the bill." We're unclear at this point how many other renderings exist for this future library, but if anyone out there gets ahold of another proposal, please shoot it over to the tipline.