WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal panel working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has voted to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s revised design, despite objections.
The commission announced Wednesday that its members voted 8-2 with one abstention to take Gehry’s design for a memorial park to a key federal agency that oversees planning for the nation’s capital.READ MORE: Randallstown Rapper 'Chad Focus' Sentenced In Stealing From His Employer In Wire Fraud Case
Gehry has proposed a memorial park with statues of Ike as president and as World War II general. A large metal tapestry would depict the Kansas landscape of Eisenhower’s boyhood home.READ MORE: Woman Killed After She Was Struck By Tractor-Trailer Following Crash On I-95 In Howard County
Gehry revised his design this month to eliminate two side tapestries after hearing objections from Eisenhower’s family and other critics.
The commission also voted 8-2 with one abstention to defeat a separate proposal that would have halted the project until November.MORE NEWS: Homicide Investigation Underway After Partial Human Remains Found In Dundalk
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