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Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break
Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break, Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval to a modified version of Frank Gehry’s controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design, which removed two of the stainless steel tapestries to clear views towards the Capitol. The project, which has remained stagnant since 2011, has been shawled in turmoil largely due to criticism regarding its "grandiose" design and focus on Eisenhower as a boy. The vote will now advance Gehry’s design to the Commission of Fine Arts for approval.

More images of the revised design, after the break.

Updated Site. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Updated Site. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Views towards Capitol. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Views towards Capitol. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Site Plan. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Site Plan. Image Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

You can read more about the update here on the Washington Post.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break" 03 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/553762/gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-gets-a-break/> ISSN 0719-8884
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