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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: White House Edition
"A proposal to replace the White House fence would double its height, to nearly 14 feet, and provide other measures to deter would-be intruders," according to an article by Dana Hedgpeth.
The proposal follows news that the White House went into lockdown twice past week due to security concerns. "On Tuesday, a 30-year-old man jumped the fence at the neighboring Eisenhower Office Building. The next day, the Secret Service arrested a man who they said threw personal belongings over the White House fence," reports Hedgpeth.
The new fence, proposed by the U.S. Secret Service and National Park Service, would require approval by the Fine Arts Commission and the National Capital Planning Commission.