That’s Poo by Kinsee Morlan
I’ve watched for the past year as two residential towers have slowly — very slowly — gone up about a mile from the border. It’s a nice change from the hideous mini-suburb developments that have been popping up in Tijuana and Rosarito for the past decades. A good article came out in the Union-Tribune last week exploring current housing prices and the building-vertical trend in Tijuana. My favorite part of the piece, though, is the paragraph below:
Blocks from the U.S. border, New City’s plans include seven towers with swimming pools, tennis courts, meeting rooms, a sky lounge and covered parking. But one of its biggest selling points is the 11-foot-high wall surrounding the 7.5-acre site, along with video cameras, electronic access cards and the 24-hour presence of security guards.
It’s not the swimming pool or the tennis courts that have people buying up the units, it’s the 11-foot-high wall and security cameras. That’s a reality in Tijuana that I’m not cerain will ever change.