ROCKAWAY, NY, 2013
28+ takes its name from the elevation above which the city is “safe” from floods. We have designed a barrier that connects this contour, beginning from a ridge at the end of the Rockaways, running along the peninsula, crossing Jamaica bay, and meeting at the Verrazano Narrows. The levee we propose is habitable. Not only does it allow the protection of buildings otherwise at risk, it increases the stock of waterfront residences and commercial spaces and improves public transit connections to the rest of the city.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki, YingLiu, Jie Gu, Trudy Giordano, Michael Parkinson