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Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Wins Final Approval

Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Wins Final Approval
Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Wins Final Approval , © Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
© Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has awarded Frank Gehry's controversial Eisenhower Memorial final approval during a meeting held on July 9. This means all agencies overseeing the project has (finally) agreed on the design, which has taken 15 years and many design revisions to achieve. The project, now a joint venture between Gehry and AECOM, was initially granted preliminary approval last October. 

"The resulting Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design satisfies the goals of the seven design principles established for this site in 2006 by the NCPC to preserve and enhance the unique character of this site and establish a new green space within the context of L’Enfant’s plan for Washington D.C.," said the NCPC in their final report. You can read the report in full, here

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Frank Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Wins Final Approval " 13 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770184/frank-gehrys-eisenhower-memorial-wins-final-approval/> ISSN 0719-8884
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