How Ten Miles Of Shields and Barriers Could Protect Manhattan From the Next Hurricane Sandy

February 19, 2015 | Nicholas Rohaidy

Earlier this week, City Hall laid out a number of measures to protect areas of the city prone to flooding in response to the shocking climate change report by the NYPCC. As Arch Daily reports, a project dubbed “The Dry Line” may be an important part of this resiliency plan.

The Dry Line is a project that aims to build a shield of raised earth and drop-down walls along 10 miles of Manhattan coastline, while simultaneously turning underutilized waterfront spots into public parks, art works, and amenities.

The ambitious idea comes from the Bjarke Ingel Group and was recently funded $335 million dollars by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild By Design competition.