Washington Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf is asking a federal panel to reject architect Frank Gehry's design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington.
In a letter Friday to the National Capital Planning Commission, Wolf cites the Eisenhower family's objections to the design. He says he is worried the approval process is being rushed and won't have public support.
Last month, The Associated Press reported the Eisenhower family was asking the commission to delay any final approval and have the memorial redesigned.
Gehry has proposed a memorial park framed by large metal tapestries depicting Eisenhower's boyhood home in Kansas. Eisenhower as military hero and as president would be represented in stone on a smaller scale.
The family says the design overemphasizes "Ike's" humble roots and neglects his accomplishments.