(Wall Street Journal) The federal Commission of Fine Arts has given its preliminary approval for a taller White House fence to better protect the presidential mansion after a rash of fence-hopping incidents.
The commission on Thursday voted to approve an 11-foot-7-inch barrier surrounding the White House facility after a presentation by the U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service. The new fence would replace the current 7-foot barrier.
The new fence "incorporates anti-climb and intrusion detection technology, while respecting the historical significance and visitor experience at the White House and President's Park," the Secret Service and Park Service said in a joint statement.
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