Archinect - News 2015-10-07T13:45:31-04:00 Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design gets green light from National Capital Planning Commission Alexander Walter 2015-07-09T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-07-15T12:54:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry&rsquo;s modified design for the National Eisenhower Memorial received final approval from the National Capital Planning Commission Thursday, the final step in the federal approval process that has dragged on since 2011. The commission voted 9 to 1 to move forward with the design for a memorial park on a four-acre site along Independence Avenue in Southwest Washington.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Chairman of Eisenhower Memorial Commission to step down</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s designs</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Eisenhower memorial, politics as usual</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial</a></li><li>...and <a href="" target="_blank">many more</a></li></ul> Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:37:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Frank Gehry has once again revised his design for a long-delayed memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, removing two controversial metal tapestries that would have flanked the installation and two columns. The revised design was shown today to the National Capital Planning Commission, whose members for the most part seemed receptive to moving forward with the plan. But discussion over remaining 80-foot columns &mdash; from placement to height to necessity &mdash; hinted at possible issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> Eisenhower memorial, politics as usual Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T15:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T15:16:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Regardless, there are two paths forward. One is to scrap the project and start over with an open public competition, which would cost around $17&thinsp;million, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The other is to push forward with the existing plan to finalize the memorial design and begin breaking ground. We favor the latter. [...] And the current design is nowhere near a &ldquo;monstrosity,&rdquo; as some have called it; it is a novel take on memorialization [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> I Like Ike (and His Memorial) davvid 2012-03-23T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T12:56:38-04:00 <img src="" width="256" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"What has fueled the Eisenhower memorial controversy in the media are the public pronouncements of two of the president&rsquo;s granddaughters, Susan and Anne Eisenhower, who have proclaimed themselves dissatisfied with the design. Understandably, their position is being taken seriously. Yet I am concerned that the growing public brouhaha will ultimately weaken the memorial design."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Witold Ribczynski&nbsp;adds&nbsp;his opinion and some&nbsp;new&nbsp;information to the&nbsp;Eisenhower Memorial design&nbsp;debate&nbsp;with this&nbsp;Op-ed piece for The New York Times.</p>