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

According to ARO, sea levels will rise by 6 feet by 2100 due to melting polar ice caps, which will cause a 21 percent inundation of Lower Manhattan at high tide. Should NYC be unfortunate enough to be struck by a Category 2 hurricane, it would stir up storm surges of 24 feet above the projected 6 foot sea level, flooding the area by 61 percent.

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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.