It would have been a high-impact target, with a lot of people killed or injured, he said.
"Terrorism is a theatrical event," he said. "It's a theater. You're in the theater district and terrorism is theater."
But on this night, the heroes stole the show within minutes bomb techs were on the scene, first using robots to identify the bombs, then laboring by hand for hours in 70lb safety suits to make sure no one would be hurt on this day.