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

Energy infrastructure like gas and electric, along with sewage and water systems, would be relocated to waterproof vaults beneath the sidewalk. Roads and buildings would also be renovated in order to better accommodate greenery for rainwater storage to
Energy infrastructure like gas and electric, along with sewage and water systems, would be relocated to waterproof vaults beneath the sidewalk. Roads and buildings would also be renovated in order to better accommodate greenery for rainwater storage to “help absorb rainfall and channel storm-surge inundation to New York Harbor.”

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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.