George Lucas breaks ground on $1.5 billion museum in Los Angeles


Star Wars creator George Lucas broke ground on his $1.5-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report by CBS Local.

The museum is being constructed in Exposition Park. The project will create more than 1,500 construction jobs and at least 350 permanent jobs, according to the soon-to-be-built museum’s website.

The museum plans to feature a five-story building with 300,000 sq. ft. of floor area for a cafe and restaurant, theaters, office space, lecture halls, a library, classrooms, exhibition space and landscaped open space.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the museum is designed by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects.


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