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Eisenhower Memorial design by Gehry criticized by House committee
Eisenhower Memorial design by Gehry criticized by House committee

The design for the long-planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has been criticized in a newly issued congressional report that has called the project a "five-star folly." Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources said in the report that architect Frank Gehry's design "continues to fall short of the required design principles" and that the process used to select Gehry for the project deviated substantially from protocol. They also reported that $41 million has been "spent or obligated so far" -- an amount that includes nearly $16.4 million for the designer and more than $13.3 million to the multiple parties managing the...

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