White House Fence Project Obscures Tourists’ View

Barriers 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.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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…

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