I love this type of collaboration. It is a process that I think is vital to the success of any endeavor and one that was necessary to make sense of sometimes contradictory characterizations of President Eisenhower.
Architect Frank Gehry • Writing about the changes he’s made to the Eisenhower memorial he designed, which adds statues of Dwight Eisenhower’s work as general and as president. Gehry’s original design, which initially showed these images in bas relief form, drew criticism from Eisenhower’s family, with daughter Susan comparing some parts of the design to Communist works honoring “Marx, Engels and Lenin,” and other parts to Nazi death camps. Despite the changes, Gehry kept the key element of the design — a statue of Eisenhower as a young boy in Kansas, looking on at his later accomplishments. The design is planned to go on display near the National Mall in Washington, D.C.