TITLE

A Wall Between Countries, A Bridge for People

AUTHOR(S)
Davids, René Carlos; Killory, Christine
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm;Winter97, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26154247

 

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