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Project 120 Cancels Meeting About Plans for Jackson Park

By Sam Cholke | January 21, 2015 5:57am
 Project 120 is planning a $10 million visitors center for Jackson Park.
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HYDE PARK — A Tuesday meeting on a proposed visitors center for Jackson Park was canceled.

According to Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward office, the meeting about Project 120’s plan to build a $10 million visitors center will be rescheduled.

The alderman promised a second meeting to discuss the project after the Chicago Park District scheduled the first of two public meetings about siting the Barak Obama Presidential Library in Jackson or Washington parks for the same night as the Jan. 13 Project 120 meeting.

The second meeting will be rescheduled, but the alderman’s office did not yet have a date set as of Tuesday night.

The building would be built on the parking lots south of the Museum of Science and Industry and includes a contribution from Yoko Ono, the widow of the late Beatle John Lennon who was commissioned to design a piece called “Sky Landing” to be installed nearby in the park next to the Osaka Japanese Gardens on Wooded Island.

“She wants to, as she says, ‘Have the sky come down and cool this place,’” Project 120 Director Robert Karr told residents at a Jan. 13 public meeting.

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