WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) today granted Preliminary Design Approval to the revised design by Frank Gehry for the Eisenhower National Memorial by a vote of 10 to 1.
"Like anyone who might be chosen for such a commission, I have felt humbled to be working on the memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the towering figures of the 20th century, whom I deeply admire as a president, a general and a man. I’m grateful to the National Capital Planning Commission for its decision, and for its cooperative engagement in resolving the issues,” commented Frank Gehry following today’s vote.
Chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Rocco Siciliano, who served in the Eisenhower Administration and has led the Eisenhower Memorial Commission since its inception in 2001, has commented, “This is an important milestone for our Commission and for those who have been engaged in this project over the last decade. We all look forward to the next steps that will keep the memorial moving forward.”
The memorial’s design previously received Concept Approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.