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

“In lieu of a literal wall around lower Manhattan, which would cost millions of dollars but would only perform in a flood, we proposed an ecological infrastructure that would allow water in and out of lower Manhattan,” Yarinsky says. “We’re thinking about a continuum of land and water.”

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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.