The World's Most Fortified Building

The soaring new U.S. Embassy in Nairobi -- built to replace the previous one bombed by terrorists -- could be a model for security.
March 6, 2003, 11am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The new $68 million U.S. Embassy that opened today -- 41/2 years after terrorists bombed the previous one -- is a soaring fortress with 31/2-inch-thick bulletproof windows and walls able to withstand a blast from a 1,000-pound bomb....The Nairobi building is set back more than 100 feet from the road and fitted with steel doors that resemble the ones on freezer lockers. The building will be a model for American embassies being built or renovated around the world to increasingly strict security requirements after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, officials said."

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Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 in The Washington Post
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