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Space Mountain or Volcano? Twitter Reacts to the Lucas Museum SF Passed Up

Contemporary architecture fans and haloed moon mountain enthusiasts might want to thank San Francisco for rejecting the extremely tame museum George Lucas wanted to build on the Presidio's Commissary site. Lucas's chosen architectural team, the Beijing-based firm MAD Architects (with Studio Gang on board as landscape architects), recently revealed renderings of the planned museum, and no one can quite come to consensus on what the conical white vanity structure resembles most. A nuclear reactor wearing a beret? A grimacing Shmoo? Popular answers include Space Mountain, a volcano, and, of course, Jabba the Hutt. That's the beauty of contemporary architecture: The list of cultural referents is potentially endless, like a collective game of CAD-juiced Pictionary that no one is winning.

· MAD's Lucas Museum is a Moon Mountain with a 'Floating' Halo [Curbed National]
· You're Welcome, World [Curbed SF]
· Presidio Passes on All Proposals, Including Lucas Museum [Curbed SF]
· How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront [Curbed Chicago]


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