Maya Lin to build new bridge to Mexico
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Friday, the White House confirmed that the Department of Transportation had hired famed Vietnam memorial architect Maya Lin to design America's new bridge to Mexico.
Lin's design will be based on bridge concept first conceived by the British feminist architect Zaha Hadid, who recently died.
"President Hillary Rodham Clinton is extremely excited that LIVING LEGEND Maya Lin will helm this project," said White House Press Secretary Leslie Jones, who specified that reporters should transcribe the phrase "living legend" to appear in all caps.
In a press release, Lin said she hoped the bridge would symbolize "the beauty of immigration and the power of neighborliness."
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he was "thrilled to pay for half the bridge as a tribute to America's enduring friendship with Mexico and the kinship between our two peoples."