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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side to build President Barack Obama's presidential library near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Paul Beaty/AP)
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side to build President Barack Obama's presidential library near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Paul Beaty/AP)
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President Obama has chosen Jackson Park in Chicago as the site for his library, a project expected to cost $50 million. The South Side location has caused discussion in the neighborhood, which has slowly been gentrifying but is not as far along as other parts of the city.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt talks with Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize winning Architecture Critic for the Chicago Tribune, about the choice of Jackson Park.

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Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune. He tweets @BlairKamin.

This segment aired on August 1, 2016.

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