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President Donald Trump's promised border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is finally starting to take shape.
Six companies have constructed eight different designs in the hope of being chosen for the final border wall. The prototypes will be approximately 30 feet long and 18 to 30 feet tall – a full 10 feet higher than the current wall. Four of the walls are made out of concrete, and four are made of alternate materials.
According to USA Today, the companies constructing the concrete prototypes are: Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Caddell Construction Co., Texas Sterling Construction Co., and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.
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Of the six, Caddell, W.G. Yates & Sons, KWR, and ELTA are incorporating materials other than reinforced concrete in their prototypes.
"We are committed to securing our border, and that includes constructing border walls. Our multipronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology, and people," said Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Patrol's acting deputy commissioner, on Sept. 26.
"Moving forward with the prototypes enables us to continue to incorporate all the tools necessary to secure our border," he added.
Watch the video below for a first look at the construction…
A First Look at President Trump's Border Wall
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