Franck & Lohsen Architects

Eisenhower Memorial

Washington, DC

The central feature of this proposal for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is a representational statue of President Eisenhower atop a monumental column. The 100’ tall column rests atop a pentagonal base, which is flanked by 5 allegorical sculptures atop fountains. This entire structure rests on a 5 star plaza.

The singular fluted Doric column boasts 8 bands representing Eisenhower’s 8 years as President. The capital and the base of the column are pentagonal, unique in the classical world, and coincide with the supporting pedestal. The column itself allows for one of the most beautiful views in the District of Columbia from its top, just below the statue of the General.

The central feature of the memorial is centered on the spacious site and is axially aligned with Maryland Avenue, looking toward the dome of the US Capitol Building. The size of the site allows for flanking parks, offering respite and contemplative reflection.