After an initial elimination round, the remaining contestants will submit more detailed technical proposals. Another round of cuts will ensue, and then a group of finalists will convene in San Diego, California, to construct both a 30ft-long prototype of their design and a 10ft by 10ft “mock-up” that will be used by the government to “test and evaluate the anti-destruct characteristics” of the design.
Think of it as a swimsuit competition followed by a high-stakes Apprentice challenge.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Swimsuit Wall Competition
Guardian UK: The beauty pageant to build Trump's border wall is beginning - Proposal deadline is first step in a process that combines three of the president’s most successful ventures: pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia