Archinect - News 2014-04-17T17:28:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97261574/panel-rejects-design-for-eisenhower-memorial Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial Archinect 2014-04-04T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T22:36:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a01a16c5c8454c685d6cbf3480604c79.jpg" width="460" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A federal commission that oversees plans for monuments in the nation's capital voted Thursday to reject the current design for a memorial honoring President Eisenhower, sending the concept back to its architects for revisions. The National Capital Planning Commission voted 7-3 to endorse its staff's report opposing the current design. The objections focus primarily on the scale and placement of columns that would hold large stainless steel tapestries framing a memorial park honoring Eisenhower.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94502911/frank-gehry-rebuffs-pleas-to-revise-eisenhower-memorial-designs Frank Gehry rebuffs pleas to revise Eisenhower memorial designs Archinect 2014-02-27T15:35:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T18:17:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af8f51174f7f1a4cf0d36228baf77fb4.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Commission of Fine Arts [...] has praised Gehry&rsquo;s designs in the past but asked him to consider minor revisions. [...] In response, Gehry submitted a redesign that incorporates a few dozen more trees &ndash; but left the basic components of the memorial untouched. Gehry did not attend the presentation of the new designs last week, and an architect at his firm said: &ldquo;We are staying with the overall big ideas for the project.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45183/eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81597387/proposed-eisenhower-memorial-hits-snag Proposed Eisenhower memorial hits snag Archinect 2013-09-11T14:05:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:02:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/560cdc221a9bbc48b69492ce8b4ec632.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has canceled its Thursday appearance before the National Capital Planning Commission to seek preliminary approval for the memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower. In a statement Tuesday, the memorial commission cited the need to address requests for additional information contained in an NCPC staff report, announced late last week, as the reason for the delay.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81054999/obama-names-critic-of-gehry-s-design-to-eisenhower-memorial-commission-to-oversee-dc-project Obama names critic of Gehry’s design to Eisenhower Memorial Commission to oversee DC project Archinect 2013-09-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-10T13:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb58f6c59855e7594bc91a06caf49e05.jpg" width="337" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>President Barack Obama is appointing a known critic of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design to serve on the federal commission that oversees the project. The White House announced Obama&rsquo;s intent to appoint former National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Bruce Cole last month, but it drew little attention while Congress was in recess. Cole led the humanities endowment under former President George W. Bush.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76265329/editor-s-picks-322 Editor's Picks #322 Nam Henderson 2013-07-02T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uilorsqi5sp2ft8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> RIP - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old</a>.</p> <p> Lonnae O'Neal Parker of the Washington Post reported that after 14 years in the making and despite recent protests over the Gehry design, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted "<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75794771/updated-frank-gehry-design-for-eisenhower-memorial-approved-by-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to move forward with the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to the 34th president</a></em>".&nbsp;<strong>have</strong> cheered "<em>Hopefully the pious "National" Civic Art Society can now go bankrupt. LOL!</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted a link to <a href="http://occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#occupygeziarchitecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75806811/occupygezi-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>where a group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi&nbsp;Park, Istanbul.&nbsp;The group explains "<em>The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects (designers?): We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects.Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and impl...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75794771/updated-frank-gehry-design-for-eisenhower-memorial-approved-by-commission Updated Frank Gehry design for Eisenhower memorial approved by commission Archinect 2013-06-24T12:11:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T20:02:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rvcgjaxhl3ovaufg.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The vote came after Gehry presented the latest changes in the design, which included the restoration of bas-relief sculptures that had been eliminated in an earlier design and alterations in the statues of a young Dwight D. Eisenhower and of Eisenhower as president and World War II general. Excerpts from Eisenhower&rsquo;s Guildhall Address, delivered after the allied victory in Europe and considered his most important speech, were also approved for the memorial.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69694364/editor-s-picks-307 Editor's Picks #307 Nam Henderson 2013-03-19T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T14:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, toasteroven wondered "who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?". To which snooker-doodle-dandy replied "don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do. In fact if they tried, he would most likely stuff out his Cuban cigar on their forehead"</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As of March 11, 2013 Farnsworth House is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck had yet been breached</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a> noted that last time it happened "<em>They even blogged the cleanup: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up</a></em>".</p><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, <strong>toasteroven</strong> wondered "<em>who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?</em>". To which <strong>snooker-doodle-dandy</strong> replied "<em>don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do.&nbsp; In fact if they tried,&nbsp; he would most likely stuff out&nbsp; his Cuban&nbsp; cigar on their forehead</em>"</p><p>For her part <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> expressed the opinion "<em>I think evilplatypus - whose presence here I miss - once noted that the 100 year flood level that Mies used to site the building has been radically changed due to the massive suburban development that has happened upstream in the intervening 60 years. I think the house should be moved</em>".</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aanyp03ix5cc6qj6.jpg"></p><p>AIA Chief Executive Office...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69496710/architects-issue-statement-opposing-house-bill-eliminating-funding-for-eisenhower-memorial Architects Issue Statement Opposing House Bill Eliminating Funding for Eisenhower Memorial Archinect 2013-03-15T13:32:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T23:41:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/np4jsljvrpodc7vl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement in opposition to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act, introduced Wednesday by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). Among other things, the legislation would mandate an alternative to architect Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial and would eliminate further federal funding for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61740089/approval-for-eisenhower-memorial-planned-for-washington-likely-delayed-into-2013-amid-dispute Approval for Eisenhower Memorial planned for Washington likely delayed into 2013 amid dispute Archinect 2012-11-19T20:24:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:22:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94e10018e6d31e8edc3fe09fd76d11cc.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I would hate to stop the process and lose the momentum, especially since a lot of time, money, and effort has been expended on this memorial,&rdquo; he wrote. &ldquo;However, given the continued opposition with the Eisenhower family, I question whether we can ever resolve the differences ... and whether it would be in our best interest to continue to move forward.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56637082/eisenhower-memorial-there-s-an-app-for-that Eisenhower Memorial? There’s an App for That Archinect 2012-09-04T17:04:00-04:00 >2012-09-05T01:57:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88388decba7c74dde4ae88048aea8fba.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thanks to augmented reality technology being implemented by media design firm Local Projects LLC, visitors can look at Gehry&rsquo;s steel tapestries through their smartphone cameras to see what otherwise isn&rsquo;t there: video and audio recordings that tell more of Ike&rsquo;s story, even in Ike&rsquo;s own voice. And children carrying smartphones (which seem to be all of them these days) will be on a scavenger hunt for hidden messages throughout the memorial.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/50677283/interior-secretary-salazar-to-review-eisenhower-memorial-designs Interior Secretary Salazar to review Eisenhower Memorial designs Archinect 2012-06-08T12:13:00-04:00 >2012-06-08T12:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3edf03b03d898d607e3adcd5b4aad0ae.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The embattled Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has drawn the interest of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who will be reviewing the designs by architect Frank Gehry. The request could result in yet another delay for the project, which has already been plagued by a number of disagreements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/48787895/frank-gehry-unveils-changes-to-eisenhower-memorial-design Frank Gehry unveils changes to Eisenhower Memorial design Archinect 2012-05-17T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T02:17:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/19554404146495afadda19b7ffc1b549.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New changes to the contentious design for the Eisenhower Memorial were publicly unveiled on Tuesday at a session in Washington. Architect Frank Gehry made the adjustments following complaints by members of the Eisenhower family that the design put too much emphasis on the former president's upbringing in Kansas and not enough on his accomplishments as a military and political leader.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/48459193/architect-frank-gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-design-the-plan-and-what-went-wrong Architect Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial design: The plan and what went wrong Archinect 2012-05-14T17:30:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:32:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71d4648552fac225a6cf07e79069cf8d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To some, it seemed an unlikely fit, Gehry designing a memorial honoring Ike, but that impression was always based on two misunderstandings. There is a vulgar idea that Gehry is all about flamboyant buildings, radical structures acclaimed by critics but derided by common sense. The popular perception of Ike is no more accurate.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42440914/i-like-ike-and-his-memorial I Like Ike (and His Memorial) davvid 2012-03-23T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T12:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dzakq8227rrgb5e.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/42194204/frank-gehry-defends-eisenhower-memorial-design Frank Gehry defends Eisenhower memorial design Archinect 2012-03-21T11:18:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T21:23:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bd25538fd98f8bd27a8e8557a8aeb65.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry didn't attend Monday's congressional hearing about his design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington. But the Los Angeles architect sent a letter defending his controversial conception of the public memorial, while also stating that he is open to the idea of changes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41964298/richard-h-driehaus-says-it-isn-t-too-late-to-get-the-eisenhower-memorial-right Richard H. Driehaus says, "It isn’t too late to get the Eisenhower memorial right" AEAarchNews 2012-03-19T11:55:00-04:00 >2012-03-20T23:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zn1b245yebibhbmg.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Controversy has erupted over the memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower proposed by Frank Gehry for a site next to the Mall. The memorial&rsquo;s large size and unconventional emphasis on Eisenhower as a &ldquo;barefoot boy from Kansas&rdquo; drew objections from the Eisenhower family, which in December called for it to be redesigned. A mounting public debate has since coalesced around familiar cultural positions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38658887/frank-gehry-there-s-a-backlash-against-me" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry: 'There's a backlash against me'</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38208082/driehaus-and-krier-do-battle-against-gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Driehaus and Krier do battle against Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37272748/eisenhower-family-raises-objections-to-planned-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Family Raises Objections to Planned Memorial</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/23066078/eisenhower-family-calls-for-timeout-in-approval-of-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower family calls for timeout in approval of memorial</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103998/frank-gehry-refines-his-eisenhower-memorial-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry refines his Eisenhower Memorial design</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87383/gehry-partners-selected-for-eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners Selected for Eisenhower Memorial</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/38208082/driehaus-and-krier-do-battle-against-gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-design Driehaus and Krier do battle against Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design Archinect 2012-02-15T20:59:00-05:00 >2012-02-21T10:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8ttgyq62mg9p97e.jpg" width="514" height="186" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An aesthetic traditionalist who sponsors an annual architecture award that bears his name, Driehaus is no fan of Frank Gehry's proposed modernist design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. And he's doing what he can to fight it. Earlier this week, a public relations operative who works for Driehaus called me and offered the following essay, by the influential neo-traditionalist architect Leon Krier, who offers a tough critique of Gehry's plan and ideology.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37272748/eisenhower-family-raises-objections-to-planned-memorial Eisenhower Family Raises Objections to Planned Memorial Archinect 2012-02-07T18:31:00-05:00 >2012-02-14T17:02:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1df78734f72e201e5518543275e8e95b.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design shows Eisenhower as a youth gazing out at images of his adult accomplishments against a backdrop of the Kansas plains. But the Eisenhower family objects to the design and is attempting to delay approval of the project in a dispute that has pitted a leading American family against one of the country&rsquo;s most recognized architects. The family says Mr. Gehry should portray Eisenhower as a man in the fullness of his achievements, not as a callow rustic who made good.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/23066078/eisenhower-family-calls-for-timeout-in-approval-of-memorial Eisenhower family calls for timeout in approval of memorial Archinect 2011-10-07T12:23:16-04:00 >2011-10-09T00:13:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xzv3ghh7002hvm4.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world&rsquo;s most-famous architect sailed into a storm of old-fashioned Washington controversy this week. At a public conversation Wednesday at the National Archives, Frank Gehry encountered hostile questions from audience members about his designs for a memorial to Dwight David Eisenhower planned for a prominent spot on Independence Avenue, just south of the Mall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>