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Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Takes Major Step Forward

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Takes Major Step Forward
Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Takes Major Step Forward, Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2013
Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2013

Frank Gehry’s revised design for the controversial Eisenhower Memorial has been approved by US Commission of Fine Arts in a 3-1 vote - a major step forward after the project’s funding was nearly scraped last year. Though Gehry’s redesign was welcomed by the commission, BDOnline reported that they’ve requested he removes the three woven metal tapestries that border the site, as they believe the scale “undermined Gehry’s attempt to convey the president’s humility.” Gehry accepted this request and now awaits re-authorization from Congress. 

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Takes Major Step Forward" 29 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/407993/gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-takes-major-step-forward/> ISSN 0719-8884
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