A Wall Between Countries, A Bridge for People

Davids, René Carlos; Killory, Christine
January 1997
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm;Winter97, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p62
Academic Journal
The article describes the wall along the border between Mexico and the United States. White marble obelisks mark the border a regular intervals as it passes through the desert. Metal bars define it at its western end. The chronically troubled Mexican economy makes the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana-San Ysidro a permanent magnet for illegal crossers. The border wall has no architectural program, yet it generates intense activity. At the western end of the wall, visual transgression has become the norm.


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