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A plan to waterproof Manhattan to fend off the sea

File this under “Way out there” but University of Pennsylvania students, Tingwei Xu and Xie Zhang have come up with a rather unique solution for when New York City eventually succombs to rising sea levels, a¬†lattice like¬†“membrane” to waterproof the buildings from the flooding. While this has little chance of ever being realized and any real danger of serious flooding given current climate trends is at least a few centuries away, it is interesting to see ideas embracing our potential reality rather than make futile attempts to fight it.

Via eVolo


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