The city of San Francisco has stepped up its effort to lure
Lee's offer is for a lot in between
The filmmaker had previously wanted to build the museum at a site across from Crissy Field in San Francisco. But earlier this year, the Presidio Trust rejected that site and instead offered the filmmaker a site near his Letterman Digital Arts Center.
Officials in Chicago have proposed that Lucas construct his museum on the city's lakefront museum campus that also serves as home to the
The proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will almost certainly be a windfall for whichever city is ultimately successful in wooing the director. With an estimated price tag of several hundred million dollars, the museum would feature Lucas' collection of artwork, including paintings and illustrations by Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish.