Since today is Thursday, I rode loops in Granjeno with Team McAllen. I took the camera on the ride, took a one block detour, and took this shot:
They're building the wall on top of the levee, combining the theoretical security of the wall with improved levee performance. Looks fairly impressive, unless you live near the construction area. Here's the same exact section of wall, but with a wider angle:
I'm thinking that I would be quite upset if I owned this property. And there are several homeowners in the Granjeno area alone that are facing the same situation, not to mention all of the other areas along the border.
About 1 mile from this construction area is the new Anzalduas Bridge. It's an impressive project, and seems to be moving very quickly. I took this photo atop the same levee, and it will eventually have a wall there as well, so I wouldn't be able to recreate this image a few months from now.
Progress...some good, some very debatable.