In 1998, at the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a crash-rated, moveable barricade prevented the attacker’s vehicle from entering the rear compound of the building and, thus, reduced the loss of lives and damage to the facility. Unfortunately, they were not used at the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya when it was bombed the same day. However, by September of that year, 14 barriers, including moving wedge barricades and crash rated bollards, were shipped to these two embassies.
At the dedication of the United States State Department headquarters as the Harry S Truman Building, bollards provided a first line of defence, including securing the diplomatic and Congressional drive entrances. The custom stainless steel bollards feature lights to improve visibility at night.