Gallery: Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to...

Global warming and rising sea levels pose a serious threat to Lower Manhattan, and some experts believe that rising waters could affect New York more than any other city in the world. The impending flood, be it from a storm like Hurricane Sandy or rising sea levels, has many architects thinking of viable solutions to save our great city. Two architecture students from the University of Pennsylvania, Tingwei Xu and Xie Zhang, think the solution is to build an elaborate lattice work bib on the shorelines of Downtown. The duo have designed an extensive membrane system that would guard the bottoms of Lower Manhattan buildings from messy floods.

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