Frank Gehry is not going to let this one go. After having his design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial get a red Revise stamp in April, he went back to the drafting table. The new design is just as grand and befitting a president.
In order to get around the National Capital Planning Commission, the Gehry team has made adjustments, including the removal of troublemaking tapestries and imposing columns that caused the do-over. According to the WSJ, the new design was met with favorable reviews from the Commission, paving the way for a green light when the time comes for the actual vote to proceed with construction. Stay tuned for more updates on the project. · Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial moves closer to reality [WSJ]
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