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Artchitect Frank Gehry to discuss Eisenhower Memorial design that has drawn criticism in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Architect Frank Gehry is discussing his design of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, which would depict the rise of a "barefoot boy" from Kansas to war hero and 34th president.
The design would include large metal tapestries depicting trees and grain silos that evoke "Ike's" home in Kansas. Its scale and imagery have drawn objections, though, from a federal panel that must approve the design.
The memorial would be built just off the National Mall among buildings linked to Eisenhower's legacy, including the National Air and Space Museum and the U.S. Education Department. Organizers hope to complete it in 2015 at a cost of $90 to $110 million.
Gehry planned to discuss his design Tuesday evening with the editor of Architectural Record and executives from the architecture and construction fields.