Glad to see that they are rebuilding for resiliency in the Rockaways:

“Hurricane Sandy did not back us away from the waterfront and its development, but the intensity of the storm and the terrible damage we all saw the day after reminded us that intelligent shorefront design is essential to our future,” said HPD Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua in a statement released after the finalists were announced at New York's Center for Architecture. “The FAR ROC competition tapped into the international community of architecture and design practitioners, which responded with nearly 200 creative and imaginative waterfront development strategies for Arverne East. This is a great starting point and I look forward to the next iteration of the finalists’ concepts. These ideas have the potential to not only guide development and protect property, but most important of all, they could save lives.”

Full article: http://greensource.construction.com/news/2013/07/130722-f...

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