The proposed memorial to President Eisenhower in Washington, D.C., continues to draw criticism, especially for its statue of the 34th president as a boy and 80-foot metal “tapestries” depicting images from his Kansas childhood. Washington Post columnist George Will called the design “an exhibitionistic triumph of theory over function – more a monument to its creator, Frank Gehry, practitioner of architectural flamboyance, than to the most underrated president.” The Daily Beast’s David Frum added: “Go back to the drawing board. Shrink the monument’s footprint. Then hire a designer who has something to say about Eisenhower and his time.”
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