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  • Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial

    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 Dwight D. Eisenhower, sending the concept back to its architects for revisions.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, renowned architect Frank Gehry is seen in Washington. Gehry returns to a federal arts panel to try again to win approval for his design to build a memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has approved the general concept and sculptural elements, but some members have objected to part of Gehry's plan calling for metal tapestries to frame a memorial park. They also wanted to see further development of the landscaping plan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Eisenhower Memorial unchanged, despite objections

    Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite recent criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.

  • Detail of Frank Gehry's design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial

    Eisenhower memorial passes another test

    The commission charged with overseeing the planning and design of monuments in the District approved the general concept of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Thursday, but not before offering some suggestions for designers to consider as they work toward final approval.

  • Architect Frank Gehry explained that the design for the Eisenhower memorial was meant to capture the arc of the president's life, from his humble beginnings in Abilene, Kan., through his military and political service. He has made changes to the design after criticism from Eisenhower family members. (Andrew Harnik, The Washington Times) Gallery, washingtontimes.com/multimedia.

    Panel sticks with Gehry's memorial to Ike

    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.

  • This model image, provided by Eisenhower Memorial Commission, shows the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to be built in Washington. The American Institute of Architects is opposing an effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design, saying lawmakers should not censor an architectural work. (AP Photo/Eisenhower Memorial Commission)

    Architects oppose bill to alter Frank Gehry's proposed memorial to Eisenhower

    An effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower drew strong opposition Friday from the American Institute of Architects, which said lawmakers should not censor an architectural work.

  • Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

    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.

  • Associated Press

    FIELDS: Honoring Ike

    "Moving forward" is suddenly everybody's cliche in a city that thrives on political cliches, but there's another Washington that looks to the past - or at least a commemoration of the past - and how we pay homage to the men who shaped the nation's destiny.

  • This model image, provided by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, depicts the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to be built on the Mall. The family of Eisenhower, the 34th president, still objects to elements of its design. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Eisenhower family at impasse on monument design

    The family of President Dwight D. Eisenhower is welcoming design changes by architect Frank Gehry for a memorial honoring the World War II general, but says any monument should be simple, sustainable and affordable to honor his values.

  • This image provided by Gehry Partners shows the Eisenhower Memorial Pedestrian Experience. Planners of a memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower respond to criticism that the Frank Gehry design puts too much emphasis on Eisenhower's rural Kansas roots and not enough on his achievements as a military hero and president. (Associated Press)

    Eisenhower commission backs memorial design

    The commission behind the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial issued a statement Tuesday saying that its members all fully support the memorial's controversial design and its architect, Frank Gehry.

  • This image provided by Gehry Partners shows the Eisenhower Memorial Pedestrian Experience. Planners of a memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower respond to criticism that the Frank Gehry design puts too much emphasis on Eisenhower's rural Kansas roots and not enough on his achievements as a military hero and president. (Associated Press)

    Dispute over Eisenhower memorial

    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.

  • An artist's rendering of part of the planned memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Mall shows him addressing his troops on the eve of D-Day. Family members say the memorial overemphasizes his Kansas roots at the expense of his accomplishments. (Gehry Partners via Associated Press)

    New images fail to win over critics of Eisenhower memorial

    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.

  • New images show Ike's DC memorial amid criticism

    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.

  • Gehry expansion starts at Philadelphia Art Museum

    It's not typical for a loading dock to be the celebrated subject of a groundbreaking ceremony, but Frank Gehry is not your typical architect.

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