Design for Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial unveiled

Architect Frank Gehry reveals plans for a $100 million Washington tribute to Ike


Associated Press
March 25, 2010 10:57PM (UTC)

Plans for a national memorial in Washington for President Dwight D. Eisenhower have been unveiled.

The proposal by renowned architect Frank Gehry features a series of 80-foot-tall columns and metal "tapestries."

A commission overseeing the memorial still has to raise millions and the design must be approved by a series of government agencies.

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The $100 million memorial would be on four acres behind the U.S. Air and Space Museum and in sight of the Capitol. The commission is aiming to finish it by 2015.

The two-term Republican served from 1953 to 1961 and was the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe in World War II.

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On the Net:

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org


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