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Terrorist attacks such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and 2001 World Trade Center towers collapse have led structural engineers to design buildings and use materials that can better withstand such events. For example the new One Trade Center building uses reinforced concrete walls measuring 3 feet thick and extending the height of the building, and they have a compressive strength of 12,000 pounds per square inch, more than double that of regular concrete.

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