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NYC Architecture Cruise Sheds Light on the Future of the City’s Waterfront Post-Sandy
Posted By Sherrell Dorsey On March 28, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Climate Change,Infrastructure,Manhattan,Sustainability Initiatives,Things To Do,Urban Design,Water | No Comments
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New York’s waterfront  tours are shifting focus as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the island’s infrastructure. In a nautical speaker series titled “Pressure Along The Edge: The Future of NYC’s Waterfront”, experts will educate passengers on the city’s coastlines and the impact of rising sea levels  on real estate, infrastructure and businesses. In addition to featuring some of New York City’s most popular buildings, the tours will also look at the competing demands on the city’s waterfront — much of which became flooded during the superstorm.
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“It’s always been one of the major themes of our tour — how City Planning is attempting to address rising sea levels, how to allow development but mitigate against storm surge, and how to also encourage more ecologically driven planning,” said Arthur Platt, an architect and guide on the boat tours, to DNAInfo .
Talks and tours , hosted by Classic Harbor Line  and the American Institute of Architects  for their Around Manhattan Boat tours , will feature a lineup of experts including Catherine Seavitt, landscape architect and associate professor at CUNY, and Kate Ascher, author of “The Works: Anatomy of a City .”
The tour will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, including Friday mornings, and will cover 32 miles of waterfront for nearly three hours. The Sandy-focused guide — set on a 1920s-style luxury yacht — will be offered as a separate tour along with the regular architecture tour.
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