Going Coastal

Posts Tagged ‘storm surge’

Future Dangers for a Maritime City

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm

From its description Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, a six-month research program being inaugurated early next month at the Museum of Modern Art, sounds like the kind of dry, somnolent workshop someone would dream up for a convention of civil engineers. Conceived to address the potential effects of rising water levels and apocalyptic storms on the city, the program is modeled on the principles of “soft infrastructure,” which proposes flexible ecological systems as an alternative to “hard” solutions like concrete dams and storm barriers. Read the rest of this entry »


Conceptual Design for Storm Surge Barrier to Protect the New York Metropolitan Area

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on April 2, 2009 at 12:11 am

ARCADIS (Euronext: ARCAD) , the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has provided an idea of what a storm surge barrier aimed at protecting the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Region from severe coastal flooding might look like. Read the rest of this entry »

Geography puts New York in 'danger zone' for hurricane

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on September 15, 2008 at 12:30 am

As if marking our distance from the storm-ravaged Texas coast, the New York Harbor was glassily calm Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Lack of beach sand buildup sparks flooding concerns

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on July 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm

The failure of some of Long Island’s ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. Read the rest of this entry »