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Designers behind the Eisenhower Memorial are using cutting-edge technology to help tell the story of a man known for keeping an eye on the future.
In a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall?
"There's an awareness that for history in general, maybe even for Eisenhower specifically, we have a generation that doesn't necessarily know about the historic events that have shaped how our nation works today," he said. "There's a broad range of choices that Eisenhower personally made and that are exciting to experience. The legacy we benefit from today,we want to be able to tell that story in a way that makes people aware of the impact we live within even today."
"The idea there, the aspiration, is we can engage a whole new generation that doesn't know about this character in history that's compelling and engaging, and that fulfills some of the storytelling and interpretation that the memorial is not designed to fulfill," said Jake Barton, principal of Local Projects, the media design firm behind the e-memorial. "For a president and leader who invested so heavily in science and expression ... it's particularly fitting."