The American Conservative: Eisenhower Memorial Carried Forward by Resignation Not Momentum

Micah Meadowcraft writes for The American Conservative: Will Eisenhower Ever Have a Fitting Memorial? By MICAH MEADOWCROFT • March 8, 2017, 12:00 AM Few seem to really like it, but for now it seems to be limping along to somewhere. That sentiment describes the latest chapter in the saga of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. It was commissioned … Read more

House Appropriators Recommend Zeroing Funding for Eisenhower Memorial

The Free Beacon reports: House Appropriations Committee Recommends Zeroing Funding for Eisenhower Memorial Memorial commission unwilling to consider ‘sensible revisions’ BY: Blake Seitz June 14, 2016 2:50 pm The House Appropriations Committee released a report Tuesday that recommends eliminating all funding for the Eisenhower Memorial for fiscal 2017. The report, which provides guidance for the … Read more

WaPo: It’s Time for a Do-Over for the Eisenhower Memorial

Sam Roche comments in the Washington Post: A Do-Over for Ike: Scrap the Pricey Memorial Design and Hold a Public Competition By Sam Roche February 12 at 1:48 PM Congress may not be very popular these days, but lawmakers are reining in at least one runaway government program on the public’s behalf: a long-delayed memorial to Dwight D. … Read more

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Calls for Reset of Ike Memorial

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin sent this strongly worded letter (PDF here) to the chairman and ranking member of the  U.S. House Appropriations Committee: Dear Chairman [Harold] Rogers and Ranking Member [Nita] Lowey: As we move through the appropriations process, I am writing to ask your insistence that the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission’s (the Commission) … Read more

National Review: Congress Needs to Kill Frank Gehry’s Awful Eisenhower Memorial Once and For All

Architecture critic Catesby Leigh comments for National Review: Congress Needs to Kill Frank Gehry’s Awful Eisenhower Memorial Once and For All For thousands of years, erecting a monument to a great personage or event has involved creating a structure with a powerful physical as well as symbolic presence. The monument might be architectural, sculptural, or … Read more

Eisenhower Memorial Commissioner Rep. Mike Simpson Calls for Design Reset

According to Roll Call: Ask Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, about the fate of architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial and he’ll tell you it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over. “There’s been some real conflict between the staff, the Eisenhower family and, to some degree, Congress,” said Simpson, vice chairman … Read more

House Appropriators Ken Calvert and Mike Simpson Express Skepticism Toward Eisenhower Memorial Design

Hannah Hess reports for Roll Call: Despite rosy projections from Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission staff of breaking ground on a monument to the 34th president in the next calendar year, Capitol Hill’s representatives on the commission remain skeptical. “Ultimately, what I think you’ve got to have is a buy-in from the Eisenhower family,” said Rep. … Read more

Stars and Stripes: WWI Memorial Shows How to Redesign Ike’s

Sam Roche, of the organization Right by Ike, writes in Stars and Stripes: Organizers of the stalled presidential memorial to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower should look to another memorial’s example to get their own tribute back on track. Last month a newly authorized federal commission announced plans to complete a World War I Memorial two blocks … Read more

Senator Jack Reed Follows Senator Jerry Moran in Resigning from Eisenhower Memorial Commission

According to Roll Call: A second senator has quietly cut ties with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. Two weeks after Kansas Republican Jerry Moran submitted his resignation, the EMC received a letter from Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed notifying them of his exit. By law, the commission is composed of four presidential appointees and … Read more

Video of National Civic Art Society U.S. House Briefing on the Eisenhower Memorial

After 15 years and $40 million spent, Frank Gehry’s wildly unpopular design for the National Eisenhower Memorial is on life support. Not a shovel of dirt has been turned, Congress zeroed all construction funding, and the National Capital Planning Commission denied preliminary approval. Recently, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment voted to eliminate … Read more

National Civic Art Society to Host Capitol Hill Briefing on Ike Memorial on July 18

Event Details: The National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to a luncheon briefing on the planned National Eisenhower Memorial. The briefing will cover the status of the imperiled design by Frank Gehry and the alternatives before Congress. Lunch will be provided. Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT) Location: The … Read more

Providence Journal: Build a Real Memorial to Eisenhower

From the David Brussat, who sits on the editorial board of the Providence Journal: Build a Real Memorial to Eisenhower By David Brussat April 23, 2014 03:41 PM The horizon keeps receding for Frank Gehry’s notion of what a memorial to Dwight Eisenhower should look like. The other day his design was rejected by the … Read more

Examiner: Uncertain Future Troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its Insular Staff

From the Washington Examiner: Uncertain Future Troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its Insular Staff BY LUKE ROSIAK | APRIL 15, 2014 AT 11:56 AM A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission’s controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board … Read more

National Civic Art Society Ramps Up FOIA Investigation of Eisenhower Memorial Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2014 CONTACT:[email protected](202) 670-1776 National Civic Art Society Ramps Up FOIA Investigation of Secretive Eisenhower Memorial Competition To continue our investigation of the secretive, rigged “competition” for the National Eisenhower Memorial, the National Civic Art Society today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal [PDF available here] to the General Services … Read more

Roll Call: It’s Time to Bury Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Originally published by Roll Call: It’s Time to Bury Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial | Commentary By Justin Shubow Feb. 3, 2014, 1:20 p.m.  The Eisenhower Memorial is dead. Not the memorial itself, but the wildly unpopular design by Frank Gehry. The decisive blow is Congress’ 2014 budget, which denied the $49 million in construction funds … Read more

AP: Congress Says No to Eisenhower Memorial Funding

The Associated Press reports: Congress Says No to Eisenhower Memorial Funding BRETT ZONGKER — Jan. 17, 2014 3:21 PM EST Funding requested to begin building the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial near the National Mall has been eliminated in a spending deal passed by Congress, while lawmakers restored funding for other national arts and cultural … Read more

Roll Call: Eisenhower Memorial Losing Support from Congress

Roll Call reports: Eisenhower Memorial Losing Support from Congress By Hannah Hess Roll Call Staff Jan. 15, 2014, 4:16 p.m. Congress is using the power of the purse strings to put more pressure on the planners behind the Eisenhower Memorial, a project that is now nearly 15 years in the making. The project received only $1 … Read more

Roll Call & Washington Post: Eisenhower Commission Suffers Another Huge Setback; Memorial Further Delayed

At the last second, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission withdrew the Memorial from the September meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission, a federal agency that has yet to give the project preliminary approval. The Eisenhower Commission pulled out at the last second because the NCPC’s official Executive Director Recommendation devastatingly denied approving the design. You … Read more

*** President Obama Appoints National Civic Art Society Advisor Bruce Cole to Eisenhower Memorial Commission ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2013 CONTACT: [email protected] or (202) 670-1776 President Obama Appoints National Civic Art Society Advisor Bruce Cole to Eisenhower Memorial Commission The National Civic Art Society applauds President Barack Obama for appointing Bruce Cole to the Commission overseeing the construction of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.  Cole has strongly opposed Frank … Read more

National Civic Art Society Launches Investigation Into Secretive Eisenhower Memorial Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2013 CONTACT: [email protected] or (202) 670-1776 National Civic Art Society Launches Investigation Into Secretive Eisenhower Memorial Competition To investigate what many believe to have been a rigged process, the National Civic Art Society today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request [PDF available here] to the General Services Administration … Read more