What Lucas Museum would look like at McCormick Place East

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A rendering of the proposed new design for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, in which the museum would take the place of the current McCormick Place East convention center building. | Provided

Officials released a rendering Monday of what the new Lucas Museum would look like at a proposed new site at McCormick Place East.

In a last-ditch effort to keep the Lucas Museum in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has indicated he wants to demolish McCormick Place East, put the museum on the south end of the site and add 12 acres of new lakefront park land.

Underground parking for 2,000 vehicles as well as subterranean storage, heating and cooling systems would remain, reducing the overall cost to Lucas.

The release of the rendering comes as the Emanuel administration is expected to divulge more details Monday about how aspects of the $800 million project will be funded, including the expansion of the remainder of McCormick Place by building a second floor.

More details to come.

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