Trump's security concerns

Trump Towers designer WS Atkins, is taking the building's security seriously.

Security will be a top priority for the Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai, to avert potential terrorist attacks.

"We have done a tremendous amount of work the security aspect of the building," said Lee Morris, WS Atkins principal architect. "In Dubai recently there has been talk of terrorist attacks so we looked at access points going into the building in terms of scanning pedestrians and luggage.

"We looked at bomb proof glass, we looked at putting up bollards so that cars could not drive into the front of the building. It's a consideration, but not something that totally defined the design."

The building, designed by WS Atkins, will comprise 387 residential apartments and 314 hotel rooms. It is set for completion in mid-2011. It will take the form of two towers joined at the 40th floor.

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