These flood-proof towers could withstand rising sea levels in New York

Source(s): World Economic Forum

According to climate change reports, New York City's sea level will rise about 11 to 30 inches by 2050. Unfortunately, many of the current designs in NYC may not be able to handle the change. Given that New York is home to over 8 million people and is growing in population every year, this is a serious issue for architects to consider. While architects are trying to find ways to house so many residents, others are anticipating how the environment may affect housing in the future as well.

DFA, or D Form A, is a group of design architects who have created a housing proposal that may be able to withstand environmental changes. The conceptual proposal prioritizes issues like rising sea levels and affordable housing in the city from the start, hoping to make the building accessible to a more diverse range of occupants.

The proposed location would be on Manhattan’s Pier 40, which extends about 250 meters over the Hudson River. The Pier is currently in need of repairs and functions as a football field and car parking facility. DFA’s design was influenced by the Pier’s recreational use.

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