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by Senior Editor

World Trade Center security and progress

Sep 06, 20111 min
Critical InfrastructureDLP SoftwareIT Leadership

Scenes from the construction of the new World Trade Center

Standing Strong

World Trade Center Security Director Louis Barani stands before the site of the future WTC.

Remembering those lost

Scheduled to be dedicated on September 11, 2011, a 9/11 Memorial will honor those who died in the attacks of February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001.

Keeping watch

A security operations center at the WTC looks out on activity and events happening as work continues daily at the site.

The Freedom Tower

One World Trade Center (left) will be America’s tallest building when completed.

New security standards

The skyscrapers are built with structural redundancy and dense and highly-adhesive fireproofing materials.

A protected core

All of the building’s life-safety systems, such as egress stairs, ventilation shafts, electrical risers, and elevators, will be encased in a core wall that will be three-feet thick in most places.

Situational awareness

Barani’s own “situational awareness platform” will include visitor management and will fuse and correlate information that can be used by law enforcement and safety crews as needed.

No unauthorized entry

The SAP security system will also include identity management capabilities that can alert officials if employees or site workers are probing unauthorized areas.