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Report: Ike Memorial Would Intrude On Capitol View

WASHINGTON (AP) - A report says a planned memorial to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower would intrude too much on views of the Capitol.

The report examined three proposed designs by architect Frank Gehry. The National Capital Planning Commission, which is overseeing the memorial's construction, is expected to discuss the report at a meeting Thursday.

The commission's staff reviewed the designs and expressed support for one in particular that includes woven metal photo "tapestries." But the staff also said all the designs, which include tall columns, intrude too much on views of the nearby Capitol.

Planning for the Eisenhower memorial began more than a decade ago. The site, about four acres of land by the National Air and Space Museum, was selected in 2006.