Why most of the big ideas for Sandy recuperation are toast


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TOAST FILE
"A New Manhattan Project By BILL KELLER Published: November 11, 2012" 
http://buff.ly/UCTN7m

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CORRECT THESIS

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Tamara, Ulysses, Vanna - these will hit Manhattan within less than a decade
If there is a race going on hurricanes are in the lead and will win
That is why most of the solutions to Sandy recuperation are silly
Here is the single solution that will work

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ELEVATION


Everything in danger zones  that can be on the second story or or higher should be
This correctly assumes that Sandys will be a regular occurrence
It also recognizes that building expensive prrotections would take decades
We do not have decades.
So elevation to say 15 feet above likely flood range
is both doable and smart
It does not mean vacated space cannot be used
most of the time
Only that it is seen as flood bait and therefore secondary
Elevation of living in flood zones 
will enable construction of raised pedestrian walkways
We will relegate vehicles to the nether regions where they belong

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