Frank Gehry to Design DC Eisenhower Memorial

Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, was once known as a “do-nothing President.” (Those were the days.) His presidential legacy includes creating the Interstate Highway System, completing the St. Lawrence Seaway, and establishing the Federal Aviation Administration. (In retrospect, it seems like his detractors might have been wrong.)

President Eisenhower will be honored with a memorial in Washington DC. Gehry Partners, LLP, the Los Angeles-based architectural firm headed by Frank O. Gehry, has been selected as lead designer by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission and the General Services Administration. Mr. Gehry is well known for his designs of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in Chicago.

The Eisenhower Memorial will be the seventh national presidential memorial in Washington DC. It will be built on a four-acre site, across from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.