Gehry to update DC panel on Eisenhower Memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) – Architect Frank Gehry will update a federal planning group on the design proposed for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, which could include unique woven “tapestries” with photographs.
There has been some concern the memorial’s design intrudes too much on views of the Capitol. Gehry will present an update on his design Thursday to the National Capital Planning Commission.
Earlier proposals included tall columns for the site near the National Air and Space Museum. Gehry has said he hopes to use tapestries because they have been used historically to tell stories. Images for the tapestries have not been determined.
Eisenhower grew up in Kansas and commanded Allied Forces in World War II.
Planning for the Eisenhower memorial began more than a decade ago. The site was selected in 2006.
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