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Article posted: 11/25/2012 6:51 PM

Will NYC act to block future surges?

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This artist's rendering shows a proposed perimeter wetlands and an archipelago of man-made barrier islets on New York's Manhattan island, designed to absorb the brunt of a huge storm surge. The concept was worked up by DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office, two city architectural firms, for a museum project.


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Prominent planners and builders say now is the time to think big to shield New York City's core: a 5-mile barrier blocking the entryway to New York Harbor, an archipelago of man-made islets guarding the tip of Manhattan, or perhaps a 1,700-foot barrier -- complete with locks for passing boats and a walkway for pedestrians.
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