Eisenhower Memorial

Ike On Line

A newly-revised design proposal for the Eisenhower Memorial is now on the Web. The Eisenhower family, Washington residents, and most people with functioning eyeballs hated previous designs. The memorial effort has plodded along since 1999, for 13 years. The US finished World War II in 4 years; Ike was president for 8.

President Eisenhower was a pretty modest guy, but the the sprawling new design is grandiose and eats up a big chunk of Capital City real estate. Our less obtrusive counter-proposal: The Dwight D. Eisnhower Memorial Pitch & Putt Golf Course. It would have about the same footprint and, after all, President Eisenhower is already memorialized in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Related:

“A Monumental Conflict,” Paul Goldberger, Vanity Fair

“Ike Was Right!” The Globalist

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Image (“Eisenhower Memorial, artist’s concept”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license. Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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