"The Dryline" is the City's Planned $335 Million East River Flood Barrier

After Hurricane Sandy flooded Manhattan and the damages were assessed, the City quickly began seeking proposals on how it could be avoided in the future. One of such proposals was from the Bjarke Ingels Group and sought to form a 10 mile long continuous sea wall around Lower Manhattan called The Dryline.

Dryline is a vision for a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.

Now the City is starting to move forward with the proposal, starting with a community task force with City and State officials to get the project off the ground. Construction on the wall should start in 2018 if all goes according to schedule.

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