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Different Cities, Different Security for Buildings

The 50-story Trammell Crow Center in downtown Dallas, where the giant real estate company of the same name has its headquarters, is known for its glass pyramid top and its plaza with bronze works by Rodin and other French sculptors. But a visitor may also notice something that the Trammell Crow Center does not have, at least not most of the time: tight security. Visitors can walk into the building and use an elevator without showing identification to a guard. Most tenants in Dallas offices do not want to bother with identification, unless, say, a bomb threat is reported in a nearby building or the federal government issues a terrorism warning, said Steve Castor, national security director for Trammell Crow, which manages six other office buildings in the central business district of Dallas. Nearly two years after the World Trade Center was destroyed, ID checks by security guards have become routine at office buildings in New York, and many buildings have installed high-tech equipment to keep out unwanted visitors. Full Story

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