Classified documents may have been found inside Mar-a-Lago, but a new security post proposed for former President Donald Trump’s historic resort would keep prying eyes and dangerous individuals out. The purpose is to keep them at bay.
On Jan. 18, the Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission considered a proposal for a one-story, 232-square-foot security booth at the main entrance of Mar-a-Lago, a landmark resort now owned by Trump.
The building will be clad in coquina and covered with terracotta roof tiles to match the existing historic architecture on the site.according to bloombergthe building is securitized with armor, bulletproof glass, and advanced communications equipment, and all features are in line with the security measures taken at the entrances to the homes of other successive presidents.
In a presentation to the commission, Rick Gonzalez, president of REG Architects, which designs the structure, said the building was designed to provide maximum visibility to the outside so that Secret Service agents could monitor threats. I said yes. “It is very important [Secret] It’s a service where you can see oncoming vehicles, you can see the driver, you can see inside the car,” he said.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation endorses the design, but requires permission from the Landmarks Commission to proceed. The Board requested the REG to revise its plan for consideration at its next meeting on 17 February.