A Mexican architect draws plans for a futuristic city that blurs the U.S.-Mexico border

10/04/16 Fusion

fromeroOne of Mexico’s most famous architects is taking a conceptual approach to border development, imagining a future much different than Donald Trump’s dystopian walled-off border ghetto.

Fernando Romero, who has led some of his country’s most ambitious urban mega-projects in recent years, including Mexico City’s new international airport, is now setting his sights on the border region where he’s drawn plans to build the world’s first binational metropolis.

His latest project, simply titled “Border City,” is a proof-of-concept for a more than 3-billion square foot city that would literally straddle the U.S.-Mexico border in a way that would revolutionize and integrate community dynamics between both nations.

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