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There is a growing dispute over a planned memorial for president Dwight.
Frank Gehry over the controversial design and it's the topic of a house oversight committee hearing today on Capitol Hill.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen live in Washington with an update -- Don good afternoon.
This controversy is the result when a distinctly modern or as the art critics would call it post structural it's kind of architectural daring hallmark in -- the world renowned architect Frank -- is brought to bear on a memorial honoring an altogether simply been stayed man.
A model of propriety -- a figure singular achievement in war and peace.
As the conqueror of Nazi Germany liberator of concentration camps.
And -- 34 president and chief executive who presided over the end of the Korean War the construction of the interstate highway system the integration of public schools in Little Rock.
And multiple crises in or Cold War against the Soviets.
At present the -- plan calls for a four acre -- just off the National Mall to be punctuated by giants soaring columns.
And enormous metals.
Screens -- tapestries will also be a sculpture depicting like as the barefoot boy from Kansas says he wants described himself looking up and monumental stone carvings that are themselves modeled on famous images of Eisenhower during.
And his years in the Oval Office at today's hearing Ike's granddaughter Susan Eisenhower said.
That many people have mentioned to her these towering metal screens or tapestries what's left here.
Her safe for herself.
All right we will not be hearing from Susan Eisenhower she went on to say that some people like in those metal screens to the iron curtain.
But which of course was associated with the Soviet Union other people she said -- -- holocaust survivors have mentioned that the screens in the -- curtains are reminiscent of internment.
And she went on in that -- retired air force brigadier general -- rebel.
The executive director of the Eisenhower memorial commission defended the -- beauty and appropriateness of the -- -- any estimated.
But starting from scratch as some people are now recommending would cost the taxpayers a total.
A 32 million dollars John -- -- beauty always in the I have little hole.
Except when it's me that I decide which came through -- a -- Always so quick thing.
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