Monday, September 22, 2008

Pre- and Post-Blast Marriott Hotel Photos

Here's the pre-blast hotel

Here's a post-blast photo

And here's another

And finally here's a pre-blast photo showing the main vehicle entrance. Note that the only barriers were drop bars (effective only against light vehicles).

The four wedge barriers that stopped the bomb-laden dump truck were added after the above photo was taken. Whichever Marriott executive signed off on the purchase of those expensive security products - probably around $250,000 total cost - earned his salary that year.

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