New York like Venice, flood barrier, but the project costs 52 billion dollars

2022-09-27 21:34:16Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
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Even New York can have a 'Mose', like Venice, to protect against flooding caused by abnormal storms, especially during tropical storms or hurricanes.

The hypothesis comes almost ten years after Hurricane Sandy: and the project was introduced by the American equivalent of civil engineering (the Army Corps of Engineers) to protect the city.

It's a $52 billion job more than half funded by the federal government and as such would require Congressional approval first.

In case of a positive opinion, 12 movable barriers or dams (Venice has four) will be built along the mouths of the main bays and entrances of New York harbor.

New York like Venice, flood barrier, but the project costs 52 billion dollars
Moses of Venice

Mose's hypothesis comes two and a half years after an earlier project that involved building a single barrier across New York Harbor. It was dropped after criticism from then-President Donald Trump.

The previous project had an excessive cost of 119 billion dollars and according to some experts could have caused damage to the environment.

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