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.

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