Table: A New World for Designers
Some likely implications of the terrorist attacks
Expect a rush to install Jersey barriers, bollards, and other protective barriers.
At least in the short term, groundbreakings will stop as insurance dries up and marketing becomes a challenge.
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.
Designers will be more receptive to using foam-based sprinkler systems, geotextiles to reinforce concrete pillars, and other innovations.