Presidio Disses George Lucas's Plan For Crissy Field

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

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    NBC Bay Area
    Will he take his R2-D2s to Chicago in protest?

    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.