Technology and architecture in an age of terrorism


Journal Article

In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, a number of hastily arranged measures were taken to thwart further terrorist attacks. Understandably, there was little time to design architecturally harmonious airport security stations or protective concrete barriers to follow up those that were put into service in an ad hoc way. Now that terrorism has become a defining condition of our age, it is necessary for engineers, architects, and other professionals to rise to the occasion and design into buildings and public spaces defensive security features that are functionally and aesthetically integral, thereby reclaiming somewhat our quality of life. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • April 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 161 - 167

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-791X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.techsoc.2004.01.020

Citation Source

  • Scopus