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Frank Gehry To Design Eisenhower Memorial

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WASHINGTON — Leading architect Frank Gehry has been selected to design a memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.

The memorial is planned for a four-acre site just off the National Mall on Independence Avenue, across from the National Air and Space Museum. The Washington Post reported that a memorial commission announced the selection of Gehry's firm from four finalists on Wednesday.

This would be Gehry's first project in Washington. He had been selected to design an expansion to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but the project was canceled because of fundraising troubles.

Memorial organizers have asked for a landscaped, plaza-style tribute to the 34th president. It's expected to cost between $90 million and $120 million and could be completed within about five years.