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Eisenhower Family Supports Nixing Gehry Design for Memorial

David Ng from the Los Angeles Times reports that members of the Eisenhower family have stated that they support a bill to suspend the plans set forth by Frank Gehry for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington. “It is time to go back to the drawing board, with an open process for the redesign of the memorial," Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of the former president, said while addressing a congressional panel on Tuesday. The family's primary grievance against the Gehry design is that it does not emphasize Eisenhower’s military and political accomplishments. The Eisenhower family has proposed halting any further federal funding for the design, which will reportedly cost $142 million upon its completion.

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