Table: A New World for Designers

Some likely implications of the terrorist attacks

PROLIFERATING BARRIERS

Expect a rush to install Jersey barriers, bollards, and other protective barriers.

HIGH-RISE HALT

At least in the short term, groundbreakings will stop as insurance dries up and marketing becomes a challenge.

TRANSPORTATION TIGHTENING

Extensive reconfigurations of transportation terminals will feature greater space for security, less fluid passenger movement, and a sharper demarcation between pre- and post-security zones.

NEW MATERIALS

Designers will be more receptive to using foam-based sprinkler systems, geotextiles to reinforce concrete pillars, and other innovations.

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