Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg may be well known for his casual uniform of hoodies and T-shirts, but he’s anything but casual when it comes to matters of security for himself and his family.
His latest security measure, however, is causing a major pain for his neighbors on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. That’s where Zuck has a $100 million vacation home spread over 750 acres, and where he’s begun building a substantial stone wall around the entire property.
(By the way? After buying the 750-acre plantation in 2014, he scooped up nearly 400 adjacent acres at Pila'a Beach, to keep his home isolated.)
Well, neighbors are unhappy about the wall because they say it obstructs their view of the ocean, not to mention the feel of the sea breeze.
Resident Gy Hall told the local news outlet West Hawaii Today, “The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense. It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.”
Another resident, Shosana Chantara, told the outlet, “It’s hot behind that wall. Because it’s up on a berm, there’s not a breath of air on this side from the ocean.”
Evidently, locals have hoped to appeal to Zuckerberg’s sense of humanity, putting up signs in efforts to persuade his team to stop construction. “But those signs just get ripped off as soon as they appear,” Hall said. “There’s a total disconnect from what the community is concerned about and what he wants.”
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