Eisenhower Memorial Commission Moves Forward in Design Review Process

Jun 02, 2010, 10:29 ET from Eisenhower Memorial Commission

National Capital Planning Commission

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 3, 2010, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission and the National Park Service, National Capital Region will present an informational design briefing to the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) regarding the establishment of a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower.  World-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry will present his alternative preliminary concepts for the memorial including the memorial commission's preferred design approach which was unanimously selected by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission on March 25, 2010.  The presentation will include models depicting the three alternative concepts.  

WHO:  Frank O. Gehry, Memorial Designer

WHAT:  Notice of Informational Briefing to the National Capital Planning Commission

WHERE:  401 9th Street NW, North Lobby, Suite 500, Washington, D.C.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 3, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission was created by Congress in 1999 to direct and manage memorial development.  The bipartisan Commission has twelve members:  four Senators, four Representatives, and four private citizens.  It is led by Chairman Rocco Siciliano and Vice Chairman Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI).  A location for the National Eisenhower Memorial was selected in 2005 and congressionally approved in 2006.  Frank Gehry Partners, LLP was selected from 44 architectural firms that competed to design the memorial.  Frank Gehry is one of the world's most influential architects.  For more information, please visit www.eisenhowermemorial.org.

SOURCE Eisenhower Memorial Commission