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(The New York Times)   Turns out no one knows why Manhattan's tunnels have not been protected from easily predicted waves. And it seems protection from floods is pretty easy too, and many other cities have done so   (nytimes.com) divider line 9
    More: Stupid, flood controls, Manhattan, catastrophic failure, floods, Hurricane Irene, engineering research  
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2012-11-10 08:30:47 AM
3 votes:
Sure you create a fire department after the first fire, but my plans for an inexpensive $3 Trillion laser shield against alien monster attacks before they happen was laughed at everywhere but the New York Times.
2012-11-10 09:36:49 AM
2 votes:
Hey, instead of going UNDER the water, how about you use this new-fangled invention called a BRIDGE.

pelfind.com
/What a bridge may look like
2012-11-10 08:51:35 AM
2 votes:

foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


At least the street is honestly named now.

/I'm sure you've heard that way too many times in the past week
2012-11-10 08:32:25 AM
2 votes:
Because f*ck you, they're New York, they don't need no f*ckin' flood protection. If them f*ckin' waves even THINK about flooding New York, BADA BING! Sleepin' with the fishes.
2012-11-10 10:48:28 AM
1 votes:

MBZ321: Hey, instead of going UNDER the water, how about you use this new-fangled invention called a BRIDGE.

[pelfind.com image 300x224]
/What a bridge may look like


Too true, there are no bridges in NYC.
2012-11-10 09:33:55 AM
1 votes:
Sometimes when you pass over the smart white guy who scored 99 on the civil engineering exam in favor of the minority who scored a 60 you end up with flooded tunnels.
2012-11-10 09:15:18 AM
1 votes:

foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


Only one architect in the universe has imagined what a structure elevated above the ground might look like. As you can see, all the utility wires are still on sticks above ground so they can blow over.

www.woohome.com 

Oh, wait. Here's a fancy Queenslander from Australia, so common it's named after the state.   The ground floor is just storage for all the alpine mountain climbing gear and yodeling trophies.

i563.photobucket.com
2012-11-10 08:51:21 AM
1 votes:

foo monkey: Article says it bled off 100 million gallons of flood water from Brooklyn and Battery Park. I wonder how much that helped above ground.

My office building on Water Street will be closed for months and likely condemned.


If only there had been some sort of sign...
2012-11-10 08:41:36 AM
1 votes:
The Times does have a point. If you've every passed a paperboy on his bicycle in the Tunnel you'd see their only concern is for the welfare of their own. Now they have to swim the cold waters, dodging boats, with the papers on their back to deliver your news to you.
 
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