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Congress Aids the Impending Doom of Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

Congress Aids the Impending Doom of Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

Congress budget cuts have officially stalled Frank Gehry’s controversial Eisenhower Memorial, according to a recent report, rejecting $49 million in construction funds and cutting the Eisenhower Memorial Commission’s annual budget in half. Unless the commission is able to raise a substantial amount of private funds, as well as win support from the Eisenhower family (which is doubtful), Gehry’s “grandiose” memorial is unlikely to ever break ground. Despite this, the commission’s director is optimistic, stating that the FDR Memorial took nearly 45 years to get built. You can read more about the controversy here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Congress Aids the Impending Doom of Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial" 10 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473966/congress-aids-the-impending-doom-of-gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial/> ISSN 0719-8884
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