Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Title

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Description

The Eisenhower Memorial is a proposed monument to the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The proposed monument site is located on the south side of Independence Avenue, directly across from the National Air and Space Museum. Like most memorials on the National Mall, architect Frank Gehry's proposed design selected in 2010 has generated controversy on Capitol Hill, within Eisenhower's family, and among public art organizations. In October 2014, the monument gained preliminary approval from the National Capital Planning Commission after design revisions.

Source

Eisenhower Memorial Commission. View original.

Date

10/25/1999 (commissioned)

Coverage

Physical Description

The proposed monument would include two statues of Eisenhower: one as President, and one as a general. The proposed memorial would include several large steel tapestries and a significant amount of open space. A complementary e-memorial will allow visitors to view augmented reality exhibits through their mobile devices.

Type

Description

The Eisenhower Memorial is a proposed monument to the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The proposed monument site is located on the south side of Independence Avenue, directly across from the National Air and Space Museum. Like most memorials on the National Mall, architect Frank Gehry's proposed design selected in 2010 has generated controversy on Capitol Hill, within Eisenhower's family, and among public art organizations. In October 2014, the monument gained preliminary approval from the National Capital Planning Commission after design revisions.

Date

10/25/1999 (commissioned)

Coverage

2000-present

Source

Eisenhower Memorial Commission. View original.