Memo Date: October 8, 2010 To: United States Department of Defense 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400 From: Luke Petrocelli, Omer Bhatti, Erica Broome, Nick Patcella, AIA Subject: Completion Report on Adapting Washington D.C. Structures to Potential Terrorist Threats We have attached our completion report for our research study on the major buildings in the Washington D.C. Metro area and how to adapt them to be structurally resistant in the event of a major terrorist attack. We completed the tasks described in our proposal of October x, 2010: investigating the level of risk of the major buildings in Washington D.C. and the potential impact that an attack can have, and outlining and detailing ways to adapt those structures with the highest level of risk to provide a greater defense for our nation’s capital. First, we researched the different types of terrorism, based on reason for the attack and type of the attack. We then described the impacts of a terrorist attack, putting them in
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