Cleveland Plain Dealer: Diminishing Dwight Eisenhower in D.C. Memorial

Writing in The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Kevin O’Brien staunchly opposes Frank Gehry’s hideous design for the Eisenhower Memorial : Gehry’s plan is to depict Eisenhower as the “barefoot boy” growing up in Abilene, Kan., that the general referenced in a speech when he returned from the war. A sculpture of young Eisenhower would be shown marveling … Read more

Eisenhower Family Letter Calls for a Halt to the Ike Memorial

The National Civic Art Society today obtained copies of the letters the Eisenhower family sent yesterday to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) calling for a halt to the authorization of the Eisenhower Memorial.   A scan of the letters obtained from NCPC can be found here. The family’s criticisms of the Memorial echo those … Read more

AP Wire: Eisenhower Family Asks to Delay Ike Memorial

According to the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s family wants a memorial in the nation’s capital redesigned, saying the current plans overemphasize his humble Kansas roots and neglect his accomplishments in World War II and the White House. Architect Frank Gehry has proposed a memorial park framed by large metal tapestries … Read more

National Civic Art Society Publishes its Report on Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

We are proud to announce the publication of The Gehry Towers Over Eisenhower: The National Civic Art Society Report on Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial by Justin Shubow.  Extensively researched and documented, the report is being distributed to Congress and other interested parties. Among our explosive findings: The Eisenhower family opposes Frank Gehry’s design for the … Read more

David Eisenhower Resigns from the Eisenhower Memorial Commission

Immediately after The Washington Post reported the Eisenhower family’s increasingly vocal opposition to Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower Memorial, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission announced that David Eisenhower had resigned from the Commission. This is extremely significant since David was the Eisenhower family’s sole representative on the Commission. Note that in the 1960s, when the … Read more

Eisenhower Family Calls for Timeout in Approval of Memorial

On October 6, 2011, The Washington Post reported that the Eisenhower family had called for a timeout in the approval of Frank Gehry’s design for the national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower: At a public conversation Wednesday at the National Archives, Frank Gehry encountered hostile questions from audience members about his designs for a memorial … Read more

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