Dreams of My Architect: Obama Unveils Design for Presidential Center

The Obama Presidential Center model
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Former President Barack Obama released images of his presidential “center” on Tuesday in a YouTube video.

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Former President Barack Obama’s presidential center (YouTube)

The elaborate complex will be built on the South Side of Chicago.

“You should know when I was younger, I went through a phase where I wanted to be an architect,” Obama said in the video, describing the complex tower. “So as you can imagine, I’ve been pretty hands-on in the process.”

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Former President Barack Obama looks at a model of his new presidential center (YouTube)

Obama explains that the building is designed to look like four hands brought together to symbolize change.

The center will include a museum, a library, a public plaza, and an athletic center — each featuring priorities of Obama’s presidency.


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