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New LucasArts Building to Shrink? 06 Jul, 2002, 08:30 / 8 comments

According to SFGate.com, the plans for George Lucas' huge Letterman Digital Arts Center in the San Francisco Presidio (a former military base) may be scaled back. As you may remember, it was reported quite a while ago that land in the midst of the natural park atmosphere in northern San Francisco was bought by Lucas to create a new facility. The buildings would house LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, THX, Lucas Learning Ltd. and Lucas Online. You can view concept art for the new facility here.

Preservationists, park service officials and others complained that the planned 900,000 square foot complex would ruin the historic and natural park atmosphere of the land. In response to the controversy, the plans for the facility have been reduced.

No word whether or not the scaling back of these plans will affect LucasArts in any way, but the plans should be revealed within a month. Read the full article for more information or links to previous Presidio news.

Comments

  • LucasTones on 06 Jul, 2002, 13:14…
    That would be a cool place to work.. say what you will about George Lucas, but he sure knows how to look after his employees.
  • Jake on 06 Jul, 2002, 13:51…
    Except that they're all underpaid for their skills and in relation to other places in the industry, and frequently get laid off between projects. But shh! The Ranch, The Ranch!
  • DasJan on 06 Jul, 2002, 18:04…
    They get laid ??? Either I misunderstand this or I want to work at LucasArts RIGHT NOW !!!
  • twifkak on 08 Jul, 2002, 05:37…
    laid off, not laid
  • telarium on 06 Jul, 2002, 14:17…
    Heh, yeah, I was about to say that I'm sure there are at least a few ex and current employees that aren't overly thrilled.
  • scabb on 06 Jul, 2002, 14:02…
    They should be treated like cattle and injected with drugs that help them to make games better!

    Although they probably already have.
  • scabb on 06 Jul, 2002, 14:04…
    Please excuse my bad grammar.
    I was dropped on the head as a child.
  • telarium on 06 Jul, 2002, 08:36…
    Note that www.lettermandigitalarts.com points to the LucasArts 20th Anniversary site, just like www.indyjones.com does when we reported earlier. I guess the 20th Anniversary site is where all recently registered Lucas domains are pointing to or something.