Posts Tagged ‘bollards’

Latest Perimeter Security Designs Get Marginally Better

What the fences will look like.

Last year, after Osama bin Laden had been killed and the tenth anniversary of September 11th was nearly upon us, I took a look at how well D.C.'s haphazard security measures were being baked into the landscape. The conclusion: Not badly, given that ideas for how to protect buildings from [...]

Slideshow: Tour de Bollards

Don't believe me that downtown D.C. is still a security state? Here's a selection of the bomb-proof street furniture still speckling our sidewalks, some thought-out, and some still slapdash. Click here or on the photo for a slideshow.

Insecurity Blanket

It might seem reasonable that the death of America’s most wanted international terrorist would lead to a relaxation in the high security level that’s reigned since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which happened 10 years ago this fall.
But as anyone who’s lived in the District for much of the last decade knows, security responses aren’t [...]