The design of the proposed Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has been a long, contentious process, and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.
On Wednesday, the Eisenhower family issued a statement saying they cannot support architect Frank Gehry's revised design due to their objections to the proposed use of large metal scrims.
The scrims, which would serve as a backdrop for the memorial, are "impractical and unnecessary for the conceptual narrative," the family said in the statement. They said the scrims are the most expensive aspect of the design and pose potential maintenance and environmental issues.
"For those reasons, we do not support a design that utilizes them," said the family.
Gehry presented his redesign for the memorial this month at a session in Washington. The L.A. architect wasn't present at the meeting but sent a letter explaining his revised conception.