Frank Gehry gets approval for controversial Eisenhower Memorial after 15 years

Frank Gehry’s controversial Eisenhower Memorial has been given final approval by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) after a meeting was held on July 9.

The project has been in discussion for over 15 years with countless design revisions, finally reaching an agreement and approval from all agencies overseeing the project this year.

The project which was originally granted preliminary approval in last October, will now be a joint venture between Gehry and AECOM.

“The resulting Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design satisfies the goals of the seven design principles established for this site in 2006 by the NCPC to preserve and enhance the unique character of this site and establish a new green space within the context of L’Enfant’s plan for Washington D.C.,” said the NCPC in their final report.