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A First Look at Proposed Border Wall Designs

The Wall Street Journal received lots of press packages from firms bidding to build the proposed wall between the border of the United States and Mexico. A gallery of renderings—sent in earnest, in protest, or in a crass marketing ploy—follows.
April 5, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Some companies interested in helping design and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico have submitted renderings of their vision for the barrier," reports Taylor Umlauf.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked for two designs, one made of concrete and another made of "alternative metal" in keeping with the campaign promises of President Donald Trump. Potential contractors had until Tuesday of this week to submit plans.

The current phase of the project solicitation did not require prospective contractors to send renderings, but some did anyways, according to Umlauf. The gallery of renderings included in the article showcases the project's marketing potential—for better or worse, many companies are trying to make a name for themselves by responding to the solicitation. View the gallery after the jump.

Update: The San Diego Union-Tribune also has published a slideshow showing many of the same renderings as The Wall Street Journal.]

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Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal
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