Will Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Design Finally Get Built?

October 2, 2014 11:33 PM

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There are signs of progress on the stalled Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial planned for the National Mall in Washington, DC. As reported by the Washington Post, a modified version of the controversial Frank Gehry design has been recommended for approval by the executive director of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC).

After the NCPC initially denied approval in April, Gehry scaled back his original proposal, which called for 80-foot columns and three steel tapestries depicting scenes of Kansas inspired by the president’s childhood. The revamped design leaves just one tapestry, in order to maintain good views of t...

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