Even New York could have a ‘Mose’ (Experimental Electromechanical Module), like in 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 presented by the American equivalent of civil engineering (US
Army Corps of Engineers) to protect the Big Apple.
It is a $52 billion job more than half funded by the federal government and as such would require the approval of the US Congress first. In case of a positive opinion, 12 movable barriers or dams will be built, (Venice has four, ed) along the mouths of the main bays and entrances of New York harbor.
A Mosi hypothesis comes two and a half years after an earlier project that involved building a single barrier along New York Harbor. It was dropped after criticism from then-President Donald Trump.
At the time, the project had an exorbitant cost of $119 billion and, according to some experts, could have caused environmental damage.
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