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

Gehry’s “Ghastly” Eisenhower Memorial

George Weigel, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, today attacked Frank Gehry’s “ghastly” design for the Eisenhower Memorial.  He wrote in NRO: Introducing his two-volume biography of the 34th president of the United States, Stephen Ambrose offered a simple, and accurate, judgment: “Dwight Eisenhower was a great and good man. He was … 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

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