ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Revisiting Ground Zero

The panel commissioned by the US government to study the safety of towers in the future has called for major changes in the planning, construction and operation of skyscrapers to withstand terrorist attacks and natural calamities. Can the terrorist attacks of September 2001 be repeated, when terrorists have options like smuggling a nuclear bomb in a suitcase in some corner of a vast country? The US has become a vulnerable country and it is not enough to strike at the fundamentalists in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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