Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general’s family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry.
A member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet is taking a direct interest in helping to resolve a dispute over the design of a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, which could delay the project beyond the summer, according to discussions revealed Thursday.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking for further delay on any approvals for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial being planned for the a site near the National Mall.
Architect Frank Gehry said he is open to changes to a planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington to address objections from the 34th president’s family that the design doesn’t put enough emphasis on his achievements as president and World War II military leader.
Renowned architect Frank Gehry explained his ambitious design for a future Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to architecture colleagues Tuesday night.