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Should anti-terrorism barricades look pretty?


The next time you’re in a public space, look around you: steel bollards, large concrete blocks, giant flower pots. These barricades are everywhere, and they’re meant to provide security from vehicle terrorist attacks, like the recent ones in New York City, Nice, France, or Barcelona, Spain. But if a city were to beautify these anti-terrorism barricades, would that make you feel safer, or paranoid?