Completion of Phase-I of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project has equipped lower Manhattan’s Asser Levy Playground area with a 97.5-m (320-ft) long floodwall and a 44,996-kg (99,200-lbs.) floodgate, along with upgrades to the park and landscape to help them better absorb flooding impact.
The Resilient by Design|Bay Area Challenge saw the presentation of 10 proposals designed to strengthen the San Francisco Bay Area’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquakes. Among the presenters was multidisciplinary resilience team Hassell+.
In addition to the hurricanes and catastrophic floods making national headlines, a damaging flood happens frequently in the United States, caused by heavy rainfall, dam failures, land development runoff, drainage problems, inland remnants of tropical storms, or many other conditions.
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