Woodlawn And Jackson Park Prepare For The Obama Presidential Library

Obama Library Chicago
Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side will be the location of President Barack Obama's presidential library. Jackson Park is near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law. (Paul Beaty/AP Photo) Paul Beaty / Associated Press
Obama Library Chicago
Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side will be the location of President Barack Obama's presidential library. Jackson Park is near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law. (Paul Beaty/AP Photo) Paul Beaty / Associated Press

Woodlawn And Jackson Park Prepare For The Obama Presidential Library

On Friday afternoon, the Obama Foundation officially announced that the Obama Presidential Library will be in Jackson Park, adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry. 

Morning Shift talks to Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin about the pros and cons of the site, what it will mean for the current park and the Woodlawn neighborhood to its west.