DFA's flood-proof towers could survive six feet of sea level rise in New York City

New York-based architecture firm DFA envisioned a cluster of 19 cylindrical apartment towers, wrapped in net-shaped window frames and lots of vegetation, for Pier 40 in Manhattan. The proposal aims to address the city’s lack of affordable housing and flood resistant buildings. The towers will comprise housing units, recreational and commercial spaces and would occupy the area currently occupied by car parking facilities and a football field. The entire development is expected to...

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