Across the Central Business District, security measures rangedfrom business as usual to heightened, including checkingidentification badges. However, security personnel at Sears Tower,as the sheer numbers of workers – 10,000 at Sears Tower – madestricter checks impractical, according to a spokesperson forbuilding owner TrizecHahn. Rather, they were relying on increasednumbers of uniformed guards, as well as their eyes and ears.Managers of the mixed-use 100-story John Hancock Building, whichincludes condominiums, reportedly were taking a similar approach.While it was business as usual at some Downtown buildings, othersrequired workers to sign in and restricted access to one set ofdoors if they were located on corners, two measures not in placeMonday.

Meanwhile, Chicago Police Supt. Terry Hillard continued urgingbuilding owners and managers to keep watchful eyes. "Securitypersonnel should be challenging everyone who enters theirbuildings," Hillard says. "Those security personnel in thosebuildings know who to challenge."

Like Tuesday's evacuations and building closings, securitymeasures in the wake of the unprecedented terrorist attack on USsoil is up to individual owners and managers. "Each building ishandling it a little differently," Paul Colgan, director of publicaffairs for the Building Owners and Managers Association, tellsGlobeSt.com. "But in most cases, you're seeing more visiblesecurity."

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