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Eisenhower Memorial hires same contractor behind the African American Museum, Bible Museum

The General Services Administration will pay Clark Construction $75 million for construction and other services

While the exact date of groundbreaking has yet to be announced for Frank Gehry’s proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, the contractor has now been chosen. Washington Business Journal reported that the General Services Administration, who manages federal real estate, hired Bethesda-based Clark Construction for about $75 million for construction and other services.

Past projects completed by Clark Construction include the National Museum of African American History & Culture and the Museum of the Bible.

The design of the memorial currently features an 80-foot-high, 447-foot-long stainless steel tapestry with a “peacetime image” of a Normandy, France beach as well as a statue of Dwight Eisenhower.

This past March, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission commented that they felt “confident” that groundbreaking will begin this fall, maybe as early as September. The delivery is slated for mid-2020.

For more renderings and information on what the project will look like when complete, be sure to check out this Curbed DC article.

Eisenhower Memorial has a contractor, but when will it have a groundbreaking? [Washington Business Journal]

Eisenhower Memorial design revisions meet Commission of Fine Arts largely with disapproval [Curbed DC]