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Artists Installed Seesaws at Border So Kids in U.S. and Mexico Could Play Together

It may seem like an ordinary scene: Children and adults playing on pink seesaws, carelessly laughing and chatting with each other.

But this is a playground unlike any other. These custom-built seesaws have been placed on both sides of a slatted steel border fence that separates the United States and Mexico.

The idea for a “Teeter-Totter Wall” came from Ronald Rael, an architecture professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginia San Fratello, an associate professor of design at San Jose State University — and it was a long time coming.

Read more at CNN

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