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Massive Michael Jackson Memorial In The Works

Posted by on June 3, 2010 at 9:04 PM EST

It seems as if Joe Jackson, father to the late Michael Jackson has a massive museum in the works to honor his son.

Joe has met with Rudy Clay, mayor of Gary, Indiana in hopes of developing a massive Jackson complex in the town in which the singer grew up. Joe and Rudy are in the process of seeing how feasible the Jackson complex, which would include a museum, concert hall, performing arts center, pavilion, hotel and a casino would be for the small town.

In preparation for this quite lucrative idea, Gary, Indiana has transferred a very large amount of land (300 acres to be exact) to the Jackson Family Foundation. Of course the main goal is to do this in honor of Michael Jackson, an icon in the music industry who recently passed away.

Money is always on the mind and you cannot overlook the fact that this would be a cash cow for the town of Gary. If they can pull of figures close to that of Elvis Presley’s Graceland then Gary, Indiana can expect well over 750,000 visitors  and close to $150m in revenue every year. Talk about a well-needed economic boost for the small town in Indiana.

While the initial cost of turning Gary, Indiana into a giant Michael Jackson tribute will run roughly around $300m, both Joe and Rudy are optimistic that there vision will happen. Through fan donations and some wealthy investors, the project could start as soon as next year.

Michael Jackson who is also referred to as the King Of Pop left an impression on the world that will never be forgotten. Jackson landed a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time. Apart from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, Jackson went on to sell over 750 million records worldwide before his death in 2009.

Michael will never be forgotten and I personally look forward to visiting this massive museum in Gary, Indiana when it is completed.

 

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