Gallery: Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect...

Islands and marshes would be constructed along the edges of the city to diminish the force of storm surges. The design also calls for more porous pavement which would prevent the city from shutting down in the event of a flood. Energy infrastructure like gas and electric, along with sewage and water systems, would be relocated to waterproof vaults beneath the sidewalk.

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  1. feline74 March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Another idea: restore the old streams that were roofed over to make storm sewers. Their potential capacity is increased and the city gets more parkland in the process.