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Topic - Anne Eisenhower
The commission handling the design and construction of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Wednesday largely ignored recent criticism of the memorial design, choosing instead to unanimously approve the plan despite concerns over cost and concept.
Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general's family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry.
A dispute over a memorial design featuring a statue of President Eisenhower as a barefoot boy is threatening to delay construction of a national memorial to the 34th president and leader of the Allied forces in World War II.
As critics of a planned monument to Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Cold War president and famed World War II general as a "barefoot boy from Kansas," new images and documents reveal other key elements overshadowed by the furor and show how the controversial project developed.
As critics of a planned monument honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower object to everything from its giant scale to its depiction of the Cold War president and famed World War II general as a "barefoot boy from Kansas," new images and documents released to The Associated Press reveal other key elements overshadowed by the furor and show how the controversial project developed.
During Wednesday's hearing, Rep. Michael K. Simpson, Idaho Republican, read a letter from Susan and Anne Eisenhower, granddaughters of the World War II general and 34th president, which stated that the family "will not support the current Gehry design" and urged a new design competition.
"Celebrating Eisenhower's roots rather than his accomplishments risks isolating Ike from contemporary visitors, especially those from urban industrialized parts of the country and immigrant communities," Anne Eisenhower, one of Eisenhower's granddaughters, said in a January letter on behalf of the family to the National Capital Planning Commission.