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Construction Starting For Flood Resiliency Project


Construction is now underway on the massive East Side Coastal Resiliency project in Lower Manhattan.

It's is a system comprised of raised parkland, flood walls, berms and movable flood gates to help protect Lower Manhattan from powerful storms in the future and sea level rise. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver appeared in a video about the project.

“This will be a 2.4 mile flood barrier that will protect residents from Montgomery Street to East 25th Street. The park will both be fun and functional.”

That section got hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. The project is expected to cost nearly one a half billion dollars and be complete by year 2025.