Photo: "The Wave: Flowing Ashore" in Vejle, Denmark. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects. (Thomas Moelvig)
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US Army Spc. Michael J. Westall uses a motorized boom lift to get into
position to weld the reinforcement of the primary steel border fence
along the United States-Mexico border on June 7, 2007.
Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, US Air Force
"There's work and there's politics. We build," said Marc Uribe, explaining why his firm De La Fuentes Construction is among hundreds that have expressed interest in helping to construct President Trump's Mexican-American border wall. The companies that are lining up range from global defense contractors to small, family-owned businesses. What about those who choosing not to apply, or to "punk" the project? And what kind of wall does the government really want, and how will it pay for it?
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LA Times on Trump's border wall, although controversial some SoCal firms want to build it
Interested in applying to build the wall, or parts of it? Go to this government web site
SL11024, a 31-unit housing complex designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects,
located in Westwood on the border of UCLA's campus
More than 7,000 apartments are under construction right now in downtown Los Angeles, and others are going up in Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, Santa Monica and elsewhere in the Southland. But architecture critic Michael Webb says not enough are great to live in. He’s traveled the world to see some of the best apartment buildings at every income level. And architect Lorcan O’Herlihy explains what makes for great apartment design, and how his work represents an "amplified urbanism."
The Guardian on the joy of living on top of one another
CNN on innovative designs for communal living
Wehoville: Lorcan O'Herlihy Works to 'Amplify Urbanism' with His West Hollywood Designs
O'Herlihy's 'Amplified Urbanism'
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