iOS app Android app

Eisenhower Memorial Design

The Problem With the Frank Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to appr...

Let's Win This One For Ike

Roger Stone | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Roger Stone

The controversy over the memorial stem from a design by architect Frank Gehry, which calls for four acres of land walled by 13 80-foot tall towers which will support giant, steel tapestries depicting different scenes from Eisenhower's life.

None of My Business -- Or Is It?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC
Norman Lear

We veterans of WWII and everyone who remembers Eisenhower, this gentle man with the giant fist, the president who kept us out of conflict after conflict, often against the advice of those around him, have an investment in how he is remembered.

Congress Looks To Block Funds For Eisenhower Memorial

| Posted 06.20.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The Eisenhower Memorial Commission would not receive any new funds in fiscal 2013 under a draft bill unveiled Tuesd...

Flawed Selection Process Mars Eisenhower Memorial

Sam Roche | Posted 08.12.2012 | DC
Sam Roche

Traditionally, our most important public buildings and memorials are designed through public competitions, open to all Americans and judged on merit. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission, however, rejected this tradition in favor of a "closed competition."

Ike's Family May Have Lost Battle Over Mem'l Design

Examiner | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

The panel charged with overseeing the development of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is pushing ahead on approving the project by the end of the day...

Eisenhower Memorial Complaints Reach Fever Pitch

| Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Opposition to the proposed design for a memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower has reached a fever pitch, with hig...

Let's Not Politicize The Eisenhower Memorial

Justin Shubow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Justin Shubow

Is it "nostalgia" to ask that the Eisenhower Memorial "shall blend with the essential lines of the old"? Would critics like to see Paris "improved" by some more oppressive skyscraper? Should Venice, Rome, and Florence get with the times and jazz up their hopelessly backwards cities?