Politico: Memorial Design Sparks Monumental Controversy

Politico reported on the opposition to Frank Gehry’s ugly design for the Eisenhower Memorial: Memorial design sparks controversy By: Puja Murgai February 15, 2012 10:49 PM EST How should Dwight D. Eisenhower be remembered? As the Supreme Allied Commander of World War II? As the president of the United States who fostered an era of … Read more

Chicago Tribune: Richard Driehaus Does Battle Against Eisenhower Memorial Design

Blair Kamin reports at the Chicago Tribune that Richard Driehaus, one of the world’s staunchest supporters of traditional architecture, is fighting Frank Gehry’s avant-garde design for the national Eisenhower Memorial: Chicago investment manager and philanthropist Richard Driehaus is in the news this morning, not because he’s building a building, but because he’s putting his name on one. … Read more

Leon Krier: Eisenhower Memorial Design Is an XXL Anti-Monument

World-famous architect Leon Krier–an expert on Washington, D.C.’s architecture and urban planning–published a piercingly intelligent critique of the design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Metropolis Magazine: Eisenhower Memorial, Washington, D.C. By Leon Krier Image from designboom The Eisenhower Memorial competition and project have stirred a remarkable polemic, the center of which is not President Eisenhower … Read more