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Obama, first lady review design proposals for presidential library

Obama, first lady review design proposals for presidential library

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on Sunday were reviewing design proposals for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, White House officials said.

Seven architectural firms, including one from Chicago, were shortlisted in December for the prestigious commission. The center, expected to cost at least $500 million, will be built in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the city's South Side.

The White House said the first couple was meeting with members of the Barack Obama Foundation, the nonprofit charged with fundraising for the presidential center. It marked the first official indication that the president and first lady have begun a comprehensive review of the...

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