OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR IMPROVED SAFETY IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS

The Oklahoma City blast in 1995 reinforced the need for security measures that are passive, permanent, cost-effective, and architecturally uncompromising. Security experts agree that the United States should expect more bombings and bomb threats from terrorists and other extremist groups. One of the most readily available damage and injury preventive measures is laminated glass, a shatter-resistant type of glass that can significantly reduce the effects of explosions, flying debris, bullets, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other high energy forms of impact. In Oklahoma City, flying glass injured between 400 and 500 people. Laminated glass stays intact, protecting the interior of the building, and becomes part of the defense rather than part of the attack.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Massa, R J
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1996 12:00AM