Architect envisions border wall as go...

Architect envisions border wall as good neighbor

There are 9 comments on the UC Berkeley NewsCenter story from Mar 29, 2011, titled Architect envisions border wall as good neighbor. In it, UC Berkeley NewsCenter reports that:

The U.S.-Mexico border wall may be here to stay, but a University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor of architecture has some provocative ideas about howA to redesign the barrier to slow illegal immigration and at the same time transform it in an economically, environmentally and socially beneficial way, to benefit both countries.

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 4, 2011
Among the highlights:

An elaborate wastewater treatment plant along the New River that flows from Mexicali into Calexico cleans toxic materials in one of the United States’ most polluted rivers.

· A “burrito wall” features a food cart inserted into the wall, allowing people from each side of the border to share a meal, chat and conduct business, all within full view of security.

· A lending library or confessional straddles the borderline, keeping a barrier in place while supporting learning and spiritual health for residents on either side.

· A system of water catchment basins and rainwater collection shed roofs along the wall beside the Rio Grande River further discourage border crossing while guarding against devastating and costly city flooding.

While Rael acknowledges the chances of his plan’s implementation are slim, he notes that some unidentified government officials have told him they see merit in individual elements of his border wall redux.

Elizabethton, TN

#2 Apr 5, 2011
what eez yeer point reeplee?

South San Francisco, CA

#3 Dec 11, 2011
Illegal immigration started in 1492 thank you
Oakland is hell

Livermore, CA

#4 Dec 11, 2011
Can we put a wall or barrier around the crime saturated city of Oakland?

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Dec 11, 2011
that is not secure which seems to be the idea. we need it so tight that an ant can't get through. the top needs to be covered with more razor ribbon and some tanglefoot that way when they do get over they land in more razor ribbon.

we could use the drug smugglers tool for throwing dope over,start sending illegal aliens back over with that old machine.

sit them on it pull the rope fling them right back over as they was never here. can't prove who did it so it did not happen ,not our problem

Pearland, TX

#6 Dec 11, 2011
Once here we should be free to stay as long as we want.

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Dec 11, 2011
Juan wrote:
Once here we should be free to stay as long as we want.
If I robbed a bank and gave the money to my kids should my kids be able to keep the money..because all I wanted to do is give them a better life.

Since: Aug 11

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#8 Dec 12, 2011
starbucks wrote:
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If I robbed a bank and gave the money to my kids should my kids be able to keep the money..because all I wanted to do is give them a better life.
i would bet drug smugglers say the same thing. ever criminal on earth can try and claim that same thing

Pearland, TX

#9 Dec 12, 2011
I'm staying........I don't plan on going anywhere soon.

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