Eisenhower Memorial

Eisenhower Memorial

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is a proposed United States presidential memorial to be constructed for United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower. On October 25, 1999, the United States Congress created the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission under Public Law 106-79. The Commission is in the planning stages of creating the memorial in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Commission selected a preferred site across Independence Avenue from the National Air and Space Museum and north of the Department of Education. They are now seeking approval of that site from various government agencies. Public Law 107-117 (January 10, 2002) authorized the commission to establish the memorial on lands under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior. Once established the Eisenhower Memorial will fall under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

On March 31, 2009, Frank Gehry was announced as the lead designer of the Eisenhower Memorial. On March 25, 2010 the Eisenhower Memorial Commission unanimously selected the preferred design concept created by Frank O. Gehry. Once completed The Eisenhower Memorial will be the first presidential memorial of the 21st century, and become the seventh in U.S. history. (Source: Wikipedia)

The design is currently being reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission.

Documents

icon C100 Testimony Before the Commission of Fine Arts Regarding the Proposed Eisenhower Memorial
February 3, 2011, Don Hawkins
Testimony of Committee member Don Hawkins about the proposed design of the memorial and how it fits into the L’Enfant Plan. Includes a number of maps of the L’Enfant Plan and of the memorial location.
icon Arthur Cotton Moore Letter to NCPC re Eisenhower Memorial
January 31, 2011, Arthur Cotton Moore
Letter to the National Capital Planning Commission from renowned architect Arthur Cotton Moore concerning the design of the Eisenhower Memorial and its effect on the Maryland Avenue, S.W. redevelopment and vista.
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