Gehry to design Eisenhower memorial
WASHINGTON - Architect Frank Gehry has been chosen to design a memorial for President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.
The memorial is planned just off the National Mall across from the National Air and Space Museum. The
This would be Gehry's first project in Washington. He had been selected to design an expansion to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but the project was canceled because of fund-raising troubles.
Memorial organizers have asked for a landscaped, plaza-style tribute to the 34th president. It's expected to cost between $90 million and $120 million and could be completed within about five years.