As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking measures into their own hands. As 6sqft reports, more and more owners of luxury and landmarked buildings throughout the West Village and Lower Manhattan are turning to easily deployable, portable prevention measures like these simple yet innovative Aquafences. Though not the most attractive things around, the low-cost barriers are constructed of marine-grade laminate panels and engineered with reinforcements able to defend structures from flood heights of up to eight feet.