This is the front of the Sixth Precinct in Detroit, Michigan, where on January 24, a lone assailant came in and started shooting, wounding four police officers. It is a low building in civil-service brick, in deference to the cash-strapped taxpayers of Detroit. The pillars are there to remind us that this is a Hall of Government.
The huge window and open entrance convey that law enforcement is for the community; that it is transparent; that you may come in and make your concerns known. The big window serves to also to show the officers within what community they are connected to; what prevailing conditions are. It is a no-barrier. The glass is not even bullet-resistant.
Well, that's not going to work in the world we have now.