TITLE

Eisenhower Family Opposes Grand Memorial Design for a 'Modest' Man

AUTHOR(S)
Wiseman, Paul
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
World War II;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Eisenhower family's opposition to a 120 million U.S. dollar memorial designed by architect Frank Gehry, to be built at the National Mall near the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Susan Eisenhower, the daughter of former U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower, criticized the memorial for being too grandiose. The Eisenhower family asserts that the plan failed to focus on the former president's adult achievements.
ACCESSION #
76111156

 

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