Plans for Eisenhower Memorial Delayed Until 2013 | NBC4 Washington

Plans for Eisenhower Memorial Delayed Until 2013

The president's family has objected to the proposed memorial



    A proposed plan to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight Eisenhower will be delayed into next year.

    Eisenhower’s family has repeatedly objected to the proposed design, calling it too extravagant for their ancestor’s humble Kansas roots.

    The memorial honoring America's 34th President would be at 6th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, right by the Department of Education.

    Architect Frank Gehry proposed large metal tapestries with images of “Ike’s” boyhood home, as well as a statue of him as a young boy.

    Earlier this year, Anne Eisenhower, one of the president’s granddaughters, sent a formal objection to the National Capital Planning Commission.

    Another Eisenhower granddaughter, Susan, told The Washington Post “I don’t think my grandfather would be comfortable with the scale and scope of this design.”