Eisenhower Memorial wins key design approval in DC

October 2, 2014 8:35 PM

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Eisenhower Memorial wins key design approval in DC

The long-delayed effort to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall has won a key approval, despite ongoing objections to architect Frank Gehry's design.

The federal agency that oversees planning for the nation's capital approved the preliminary building plans for the memorial project Thursday. The National Capital Planning Commission debated the design and voted 10-1 to approve the concept.

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