A federal commission that oversees monuments in the nation’s capital has voted to reject the current design of the Eisenhower Memorial.
Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.
President Barack Obama is appointing a known critic of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design to serve on the federal commission that oversees the project.
A powerful commission overseeing civic art and architecture in the nation’s capital voted Thursday to approve the general concept and layout of elements in Frank Gehry’s design for a national memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Analysts say scrapping a disputed design for a planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall and developing an alternate concept would cost about $17 million.
A federal commission charged with building a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower voted unanimously Wednesday to approve architect Frank Gehry’s design for a park near the National Mall.