'Superstorm' Sandy has made it clear that flooding is not only a New Orleans problem: some of the country’s densest population centers are also extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels and storm surges. For cities like New York, the waterfront is a design problem on a gigantic scale, reports Radio 360. Listen to the programme.
Adam Yarinsky, principal and co-founder of the Architecture Research Office, tells Kurt Andersen that he’s wary of hard constructed boundaries as a single solution. “What’s the back-up if the barrier fails?”
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