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The Force is strong with Los Angeles.

Star Wars creator George Lucas’ planned art museum is officially coming to L.A., with the board of directors at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announcing Tuesday that the ambitious project will be constructed in the city’s Exposition Park neighborhood.

The news means that L.A. has beaten out the runner-up city, San Francisco, to house the museum. A previous plan to build the museum in Chicago was scrapped over the summer after months of contentious debate.

The $1 billion project will showcase fine and popular art from Lucas’ personal collection, which »

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