Risky business

January 20, 2009: Washington DC is in a state of high alert. A new president is to be inaugurated and a couple of million people want to watch. But a new president on the streets of the city is a big security risk. So the secret service has turned Washington into a high-security zone. The bridges across the Potomac River have been closed, in some areas road traffic is restricted, in others, it's banned. People are not allowed to take umbrellas or baby carriages beyond a certain point. To get near the action you need special identification, and officials frisk you at checkpoints. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/risky-business/

A safe investment

It’s hard to overlook the eye-catching Göteborg Opera House, a 160-meter wide building, which graces the Swedish city’s harbor. Designed by architect Jan Izikowitz and completed in 1994, it is still considered to be one of the most technically advanced and modern opera houses in the world, with state-of-the-art lighting, stage and sound technology. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/a-safe-investment/