Date: 4th October 2000

Park Service Blasts Plans For Lucasfilm Campus

The National Park Service has registered its complaints about Lucasfilm's plans for a new headquarters complex, Digital Arts Center, set to be built in the abandoned Presidio military grounds.

As reported Tuesday by the San Francisco Chronicle Park Service regional head John Reynolds said in a letter to the Presidio Trust that the proposed Center, which includes a ring of Greek columns, two waterfalls and an artificial stream, is too big, too modern, and may not conform to federal laws intended to preserve historic areas. the Chronicle said that three major historic preservations groups have joined the complaint, with one saying that the Center has "the appearance of a private, suburban office enclave, not an integral component of a public urban national park."

Source: Studio Briefing