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Eisenhower Memorial

Ongoing Chicanery With the Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

If there is never going to be an open competition for the Eisenhower Memorial, and if, in fact, Gehry's self-aggrandizing design is going to be inflicted as a fait accompli on this nation, then at least show us where the money has all gone.

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."

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...

Eisenhower Family Wary Of Memorial's 'Refined' Design

Posted 05.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Eisenhower family isn't feeling optimistic about a "refined" design for the controversial Frank Gehry-designed Dwight D. Eisenhower ...

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?

Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Design Gets Bashed Once Again

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) The controversy surrounding Frank Gehry’s proposal for the Eisenhower Memorial has just ...

Why I Still Like Ike

William Astore | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As important as Ike's deeds were to our country, in some way his words were (and are) even more important, especially in this time of constant war and bloated budgets for "defense" and our burgeoning trade in deadly weaponry.

Designing an Eisenhower Memorial on the Mall in D.C.

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.08.2012 | DC
Paul Gunther

Sadly, the pending scheme by Frank Gehry for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial proposed on a colossal four-acre site in the District of Columbia's civic epicenter is theme-park architecture.

Paul Needham

Eisenhower Memorial: Frank Gehry Design Faces Opposition For Being Too Modern

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- There is a long tradition, dating back to the founding of this city, of landmarks being constructed here during difficult times. The dom...