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PHOTOS: The Many Possible Shapes Of Trump’s Border Wall

By a time behest sealed Tuesday, there was no miss of companies competing to build a wall President Trump has due for a limit between a U.S. and Mexico. In fact, by The Associated Press’ count, upwards of 200 organizations had voiced seductiveness in conceptualizing and building it for Customs and Border Protection.

Despite their common goal, a companies submitting bids have followed some radically opposite paths in their approach.

Among a submissions are walls with solar panels, handle filigree and sloped, sleazy surfaces. There are even walls that are no walls during all — statements station instead as protests of a routine that from a start has drawn a lot of resistance.

Bidding Closes For Building Trump's Border Wall

As NPR’s Richard Gonzales reports, a CBP skeleton to announce a finalists for a agreement in June, during that indicate a companies still in a regulating would be coming to build a antecedent roughly 30 feet prolonged and anywhere from18 to 30 feet tall. The AP records a prototypes are coming to cost about $200,000 to $500,000 each; estimates for a cost of a wall covering a 2,000-mile border, however, operation adult to $38 billion.

Here’s a glance of usually a few of a designs opposed to mount between a U.S. and Mexico, finish with renderings and explanations of how they could take shape.

The WireWall

The WireWall blockade now in place in California on a limit with Mexico. Riverdale Mills says a blockade is assembled regulating a same production routine as a “marquee sea handle mesh” designed for lobster traps used in New England.

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The offer from Riverdale Mills Corporation employs handle mesh, that is already used along a Mexican limit with California and Arizona. Riverdale says a element can be made adult to 20 feet high and commissioned adult to 6 feet next ground, to forestall tunneling.

“The configurations of a handle filigree make it probably unfit to stand or cut,” Jane Meehan Lanzillo, executive of corporate communications for Riverdale, tells NPR in an email.

Solar Panels

This digest depicts solar panels snaking along a border. Gleason Partners, a association behind a proposal, believes that a appetite supposing by a panels would offer a U.S. a financial boon.

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This digest depicts solar panels snaking along a border. Gleason Partners, a association behind a proposal, believes that a appetite supposing by a panels would offer a U.S. a financial boon.

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“I like a wall to be means to compensate for itself,” Thomas Gleason, handling partner of Gleason Partners LLC, tells a AP.

The company’s offer sets solar panels on sections of a wall, generating what it says would be approximately 2.0 megawatts of electricity per hour, according to a handle service.

Maximum-Security Wire Mesh

The Penna Group rendering, that displays dual groups on possibly side examination any other by a mesh.

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The Penna Group rendering, that displays dual groups on possibly side examination any other by a mesh.

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Composed of high-density steel packaged into double handle mesh, a Penna Group’s due wall takes a evidence from limit confidence prisons. “Nearly unfit to climb,” it would also be built to withstand collect axes, acetylene torches and other handheld weapons, with a initial 12 feet of a 30-foot tallness packaged some-more densely.

Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga, CEO of a Penna Group, speaks to a aesthetics of a U.S.-facing side of a wall, revelation NPR “the handle filigree panels will be emblazoned with a Seal of a United States.”

The Security Curtain Wall

Between a sloped aspect and a corridor nearby a top, a confidence screen wall aims to make climbing an unfit charge for those seeking to cranky a border.

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With a face pitched during an angle, a due wall put onward by San Diego Project Management, PSC, borrows Gothic concepts to give to give guards a improved perspective of probable “villains” coming a wall — and with a corridor toward a top, it gives those guards a place to unit from a height.

“The aspect finish on a south side of a wall is of a same peculiarity as a finish on a well-spoken building slab,” Patrick J. Balcazar, principal and handling partner during SDPM, writes in his proposal. “Smooth aspect on a glacis [sloped] and [vertical] surfaces make climbing harder, and there are no handholds.”

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian Construction Company’s wall, here modeled in miniature, would be paneled according to a Tridipanel system.

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It’s unfit to avoid: For a male behest to build a large wall, Rod Hadrian has a rather serendipitous name. Namesake of a Roman czar who built a wall that once noted off a northernmost corner of a ancient sovereignty — a wall that still stands in hull in a U.K. currently — Hadrian Construction Company has due a wall assembled in prefabricated panels.

Its Tridipanel pattern creates for something of a zig-zag shape, that he says would emanate a 30-foot wall that’s during once lightweight and strong.

Adorned With Decoration

This is a close-up digest of a iCON Wall Solution by Concrete Contractors Interstate. Between a gloss and a stones, a association behind this offer wants to make it as easy on a eyes as it is tough to cross.

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This is a close-up digest of a iCON Wall Solution by Concrete Contractors Interstate. Between a gloss and a stones, a association behind this offer wants to make it as easy on a eyes as it is tough to cross.

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The limit wall should be “a square of art,” Russ Baumgartner, CEO of Concrete Contractors Interstate of San Diego, tells a AP. The handle use says a company’s offer calls for stones and artifacts set in discriminating concrete, reflecting a areas a wall wends by and digest both sides “aesthetically pleasing” — distinct a CBP’s callout, that asks usually that a U.S. side be pleasing to demeanour at.

Above, we can see a fact of a kind of musical stones Baumgartner has in mind.

The Wall To End All Walls

Quite distinct a other proposals on this list, a Otra Nation judgment condemns barriers altogether. Rather than block transformation between regions, a hyperloop transformation complement would accelerate travel, effectively digest a limit moot.

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Quite distinct a other proposals on this list, a Otra Nation judgment condemns barriers altogether. Rather than block transformation between regions, a hyperloop transformation complement would accelerate travel, effectively digest a limit moot.

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It is reasonable to interpretation that this offer is not accurately what Trump has in mind for his signature debate promise.

“We introduce a trans-national ‘New Deal’ to build an innovative common co-nation formed on internal mercantile empowerment, appetite autonomy and insubordinate infrastructure and transit,” says a MADE Collective, a cross-disciplinary group that argues for a origination of what it calls a Otra Nation — a “regenerative co-nation common by adults of both Mexico and a United Stated and co-maintained by particular governments.”

Far from a range between dual states, a Otra Nation offer envisions a construction of a hyperloop transformation complement and a rights to cranky open borders of a 3 North American countries though impediment.

The Wall Of Sound

Imagine this.

A post common by JENNifer meriDIAN (@jmeridian.studio) on Mar 28, 2017 during 5:01pm PDT

One of during slightest 3 criticism proposals ginned adult by J.M. Design Studio of Pittsburgh, this one calls for “a semi-continuous wall of scarcely 10 million siren organs.” The prolonged line of 30-foot viscera breaks in unchanging intervals, charity border-crossers a event to travel true by — though not before personification a descant of their choosing.

Jennifer Meridian — an artist who says Trump’s tangible limit wall is “preposterous for so many reasons,” according to a Wall Street Journal — also proposes a wall of hammocks and a wall of refugees’ gravestones for passersby to “consider a danger, terror, and fear they contingency have faced in perplexing to cross.”