Hurricane Andrew changed the building codes, not just for Florida, but for the rest of the US.
Shatter-proof windows became the rule, not the exception. These new designs were nearly impenetrable.
In the 90s, I was hired by window manufacturer to illustrate the strength of their product. It was a good gig, involving a location session in suburban Miami.
The concept was weak but that wasn’t for me to weigh in on. I just needed to show up with my cameras and sunscreen.
While walking a few days ago, I happened upon this window that gave its life without allowing any shards to cause harm. As to the bullet that was shot through…I have no idea.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.