Critic Of Eisenhower Memorial To Oversee Project

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A critic of the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial will serve on the federal commission that oversees the project.

The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama appointed Bruce Cole to the position.

Cole is an art historian and scholar who has criticized architect Frank Gehry's design as a cross between an amusement park and a golf course.

The memorial is supposed to have statues and images of Eisenhower as president, WWII hero, and a young boy from Kansas with images of the Kansas landscape in the background.

Cole said the memorial should reflect the president's career, values and principles but didn't suggest any specific changes.