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Lucas Museum Backs Off The Star Wars Palace Design Everyone Hated

By Kate Shepherd in News on Aug 25, 2015 7:29PM

(Image courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

Last fall's proposed design for the Lucas Museum looked like it literally came out of a Star Wars movie. Some even said it looked like a palace built for Jabba the Hutt.

Chinese architect Ma Yansong's bold original rendering is no more. Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Monday that the design is evolving and changing, according to the Sun-Times.

Emanuel described it as a normal part of the process from an idea to a final plan and museum officials are taking the community’s input.

"They're working through an interactive process with the community," he told the media. "But it will stay true to my goals for any cultural, educational or anything we’re working on in parks that it will be open, accessible and green."

We can't say we'll miss the prospect of having a new museum—built to much chagrin on public land—shaped just like the Star Wars universe's physical embodiment of gluttony and lust. May we suggest a two-pronged, circular structure designed after Princess Leia's hair buns instead?