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

WaPo’s Philip Kennicott: Eisenhower Memorial Is Dehumanizing, “May Read as Soviet”

Philip Kennicott, the Washington Post’s culture critic, has been one of only two critics to wholeheartedly defend Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower Memorial (the other being Witold Rybczynski). However, Kennicott appears to have forgotten what he wrote about the design in 2010, as was pointed out in this published letter to the editor by Justin Shubow, … Read more

Weekly Standard: Gehry’s Ike Memorial Is “Appalling”

In The Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson demolishes the planned design for the Eisenhower Memorial: Re-Gendered Ike Andrew Ferguson March 12, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 25 Last week the chairman of the House administration committee, Dan Lungren of California, sent a letter to the National Capital Planning Commission, one of the many administrative bodies charged with safeguarding … Read more