You are here: Home Homestead Living Preparedness Anti-terrorist Parking Structure is Not Messing Around Anti-terrorist Parking Structure is Not Messing Around This simple parking lot structure is helping keep US buildings safe from terrorist attacks, by utterly f***ing up anyone who tries to drive through it. by Jo Borrás October 9, 2014, 4:00 pm A new parking-lot structure developed at Texas A&M will go a long way towards keeping public buildings safe from ground-based acts of foreign or domestic terrorist attacks. At least, that’s what its designers- a team of engineers from both the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the US State Department– hope the new structures will do. Checking out their video, above, I gotta say I do pretty safe. The “crash-worthy structures” are thick concrete wrapped over a metal core that extends deep into the ground on either side of the thing. Like, deeper than you’d think- which makes stopping a terrorist-driven, medium-duty commercial truck loaded down with (what could be) high explosives an easy play. “The goal was to prevent the truck bed from making it further than one meter past the barrier, a spot marked by a blue pole at the testing site,” said the team in a Daily Mail interview. “None of the truck’s bed made it past the barrier, marking the test a success.” Researchers said it’s not a concern if the driver dies in the crash (translation: the driver would totally die in the crash, see below). Anti-terrorist Parking Structure Source | Images: Texas Tribune, via Core 77. See more Previous article Report Highlights Vulnerability of NY Subway Next article Cooking from Scratch: 12 Fun From-Scratch Recipes to Make this Weekend Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.