Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Eisenhower Memorial Metal Tapestries on Display


In order to clearly demonstrate the artistry of the forthcoming Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial designed by Frank Gehry, the commission responsible for the memorial displayed two good-sized samples, showcasing two different production methods for bringing heavy metal tapestries to life.

The samples were on display at the site last week, and will return at the site - on Independence Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets, SW - next week, remaining up from the 12th to the 16th, during which time the Commission of Fine Arts will scrutinize the materials in question.

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission will meet with the National Capital Planning Commission for an informal design review on October 6th in advance of seeking preliminary design approval - from the NCPC - on December 1st.

Target date for delivery of the Eisenhower memorial is Memorial Day 2015.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they're actually building this monstrocity. I thought it was a joke!

Bob See on Sep 6, 2011, 1:12:00 PM said...

Great, can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

How come this memorial and Hancock Park were allowed to break up the southern arm of L'Enfant's compass? Wasn't Maryland Ave designed to be a straight shot to Jefferson Memorial? DC can't build overheard wires or tall buildings because of L'Enfant's plan, bu the Fed can put up giant mesh garbage wherever they want. Weird.

 

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