Trump’s design feedback on border wall prototypes: "We have to have a see-through wall"

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h5/h5g28urt0b3s8pdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>President Donald Trump took a firsthand look today at the eight massive border wall prototypes that he had commissioned in San Diego for the &ldquo;big, beautiful wall&rdquo; he wants to build along the Southwest border, favoring a mixture of see-through capability topped with rounded concrete to make it impassable by climbers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's been a busy Tuesday morning for Donald Trump today: after firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/973540316656623616" rel="nofollow" >5:44 AM Tweet</a>, he traveled to San Diego to personally inspect the 8 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" >border wall</a> prototypes that had been <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150035778/trump-border-wall-prototypes-completed-prepare-for-sledgehammer-testing" rel="nofollow" >erected last fall</a> mere yards away from the actual U.S. border with Mexico.&nbsp;

One of the four "other materials" prototypes. Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Upon visiting the 30-foot-tall structures, Trump's initial design feedback seemed to strongly favor the four non-concrete "other materials" prototypes over the solid, opaque versions: "You have to have see-through," he
. "You have to know what's on the other side of the wall." Trump gave more specifics, adding: "You could be two feet from a criminal cartel, and you don't even know they’re there."
Another "other materials" prototype. Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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