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NYPD Report adopts NIST WTC recommendations.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 17, 2009 - New York City Police Department (NYPD) report, Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings, aids New York City building community by offering information on how to prevent and mitigate effects of terrorist attacks on buildings. Its guidelines incorporate recommendations and best practices developed by NIST, which were the result of a 6-year investigation into the collapse of 3 World Trade Center (WTC) buildings following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

NYPD Report on Protecting Buildings Adopts NIST WTC Recommendations

Press release date: Jul 14, 2009

A recently released New York City Police Department (NYPD) report designed "to aid the New York City building community by providing information on how to prevent and mitigate the effects of a terrorist attack on a building" states that many of its guidelines incorporate recommendations and best practices developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST recommendations were a result of the agency's six-year investigation of the collapses of three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The NYPD report, Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings may be downloaded at www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/counterterrorism/engineeringsecurity.shtml. Information on NIST's WTC investigation is available at wtc.nist.gov. For a list of the NIST recommendations for building codes and standards, see "NIST's Recommendations Following the Federal Building and Fire Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster" at wtc.nist.gov/recommendations/recommendations.htm.