SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It’s been 12 years since the 9/11 attacks happened, but how is it still affecting us here in the Bay Area?
BART bathrooms are still closed since then for fear that someone might use them to set off a bomb. $31 million was spent on security and infrared cameras on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. It’s all part of the post-September 11th reality that’s changed the face of the Bay Area even while we’re not noticing it.
With sporting events, they used to check at Giants or 49ers games to see if you’re sneaking in a six pack of beer, but now I think they’re looking for quite a bit more. If you go out on the shore to watch the America’s Cup race, I guarantee you’ll see a police or military boat on the water. That didn’t used to be the way it was.
If you go by a federal building, all the new designs have these architectural blocks set out to keep the space between them and the curb (that could also date back to the Oklahoma City bombing).