Gallery: MOMA Exhibit Offers Real Solutions to NYC’s Rising Tides

 
This article was originally published on March 2, 2010.

It's long been known that if the seas rise due to Climate Change, New York City is in trouble. With buildings built right up to the waterfront, the city could be in a soupy mess with just a small increase in water levels. Enter the Museum of Modern Art. Eight months ago they commissioned 5 teams of designers and architects to take up residency and create real world solutions for the Big Apple. On March 24th the exhibit "Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront,” goes on display.

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  1. Blakeney September 17, 2011 at 10:50 am

    All of these ideas are very creative …but didn’t any of the designers consider how the existing land masses might be saved? I would think avoiding destruction of millions of dollars of existing property, not to mention housing for millions of people would be the priority – instead of ideas of what to do once the flood has taken place.

  2. Design Concept for Urba... July 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

    […] sea levels rise, the ground in parts of NYC will be swallowed up, leaving skyscrapers as pillars in the water. […]

  3. lani March 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    this is incredible! thanks for the news!

  4. lafemmeartiste March 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    When this happens, have the Republicans & conservative Democrats build all these creative solutions as community service!!

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