The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is a
States presidential memorial to be constructed for United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower
On October 25, 1999, the United
created the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
Commission under Public Law 106-79. The Commission is in the planning stages
of creating the memorial in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Commission selected a preferred
site across Independence Avenue
from the National Air and Space Museum and north of the Department of Education.
They are now seeking approval of that site from various government
agencies. Public Law 107-117
(January 10, 2002) authorized the commission to establish the
memorial on lands under the
jurisdiction of the United States
Department of the Interior.
Once established the Eisenhower Memorial
will fall under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service
November 8, 2005, the National Capital
Memorial Advisory Commission approved the Eisenhower Memorial
Commission's request that the Eisenhower Memorial be located across
the street from the National Air and Space Museum just a few blocks
from the United States
On March 31, 2009, Frank Gehry
announced as the lead designer of the Eisenhower Memorial.