Remember that wall we all heard so much about in the early days of Trump’s path to presidential success? ‘And who’s gonna pay it?’ he guffawed. ‘The Mexicans’, roared the adoring crowd.
But the wall, designed to keep out all of the ‘bad hombres’ as Trump so eloquently put it, just what would it actually look like?
Thankfully some architects from Estudio 314 in Mexico of all places (probably a good idea since those bad hombres are the ones paying for it) have put together a realistic design of just what that big ol’ wall, spanning 1,954 miles would look like, reports Business Insider.
In case you didn’t know, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that his country ‘would never pay for it’. Why? I hear you ask, well because it is thought that the wall would cost between $15 and $25 billion dollars just to build in the first place.
Throw in an extra $2.1 billion dollars per year for maintenance works and to employ 21,000 border patrol agents. The wall would also take ‘at least’ 16 years to build which means that Trump would’ve been out of office for eight years at the absolute minimum by the time of its completion.
The architects designed the wall in a lovely pink colour to meet Trump’s demands that the wall is ‘beautiful’ – and beautiful it is.
The wall, aptly named the ‘Prison Wall’, stretches all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific North West, aiming to separate the U.S. and Mexico once and for all.
Meeting Trump’s idyllic dreams, the architects also built a prison into the wall which will hold the ’11 million people Trump plans to deport’, claims designer Norberto Miranda.
The prisoners would also be forced to work in order to maintain the wall.
Don’t worry though – it’s not all bad as on the American side of the wall there’d be a big shopping mall built into the beautiful wall.
Of course the whole thing is just a big joke, and the designers have actually claimed that the wall would be essentially impossible to build due to the dense and mountainous areas of the borderline.
According to Miranda the wall is merely a ‘megalomaniac architectural proposal’.
Here’s to the next four years of building the impossible wall which seems more apt for a Kafka-Camus crossover novel than the magnum opus of the next President of the Free World.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.