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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:12 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has unanimously approved architect Frank Gehry's design for a monument honoring the 34th president near the National Mall.

The vote on Wednesday allows the $142 million project to move forward after a year of objections to the design. Designers must next seek approvals from two panels that oversee public art and architecture in the nation's capital.

Gehry presented changes he made to the design after listening to objections from the Eisenhower family, who thought proposed metal tapestries were expensive and impractical, at odds with Eisenhower's simple, prudent values.

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a member of the memorial commission, said he is sorry the commission could not resolve differences with Eisenhower's family. But he said the project must move forward after more than 12 years of work.

 

 
 


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