Eisenhower Memorial

A Way Around the Eisenhower Memorial Impasse

Whatever has been going on in the design process for the Eisenhower Memorial so far, significant public participation has been missing.

After more than a decade of planning, the future of the presidential memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower, at least as conceived by architect Frank Gehry, is no longer certain. In September, the National Capital Planning Commission declined for the second time to review Gehry’s design; construction cannot begin without its approval. This is the latest in a series of setbacks…