Presidio Disses George Lucas's Plan For Crissy Field

Star Wars creator may move collection of R2-D2s, Rockwell paintings to Chicago.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:58 PM PDT
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The force was not with George Lucas on this one.

The leaders of San Francisco's Presidio has asked for a redo of all proposals for a cultural center there, including the idea proposed by the Star Wars creator.

The Presidio Trust Board received three proposals for an installation near Crissy Field -- and asked the creators to redo all three, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lucas's plan for a 65-foot tall, 93,000-square foot-large Beaux Arts-style "Cultural Arts Museum" was "too big," for the space, according the the board.

Lucas is looking for a place to display his collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and Star Wars memorabilia.

He's got the backing of heavy-hitters like Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- and has threatened to move the project to Chicago if the Presidio says no, the newspaper reported.

The new proposals are due Jan. 3.

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