White House fence project obscures tourists’ view
Tourists aiming for postcard-perfect photos of the White House at first couldn’t avoid the black metal bicycle racks that were arranged to form an extra security barrier against possible fence-jumpers. The racks were in just about every shot. But visitors now must contend with a tall white wooden barrier that’s obscuring prime views of the executive mansion.
And it likely will be a long time before the White House comes back into focus.
The barrier recently went up as the National Park Service and the Secret Service began a $64 million project to install a 13-foot, 1-inch (3.96 meter) steel picket fence around the White House — twice as tall as the fence being replaced. Construction is expected to last through 2021.
Tourists are complaining about the obstructed views but say they understand why a taller fence is needed.
4th August 2019