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Planning for Disaster

Planning for Disaster

Scandinavian design is going to war with climate change in New York City, but the battle hasn’t yet left Manhattan. Sometime next year NYC will break ground along the East River for the East Side Coastal Resiliency project, a 2.3 mile, $335 million flood barrier that doubles as a park.  The barrier park — a strip of curved concrete and green space — is designed by Danish architecture firm BiG, and is as modern as the rest of its Manhattan portfolio, which includes a pyramidal condominium complex on the Hudson river and plans for an eighty-story tower at 2 World Trade Center.  The barrier is the first major project arising from former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $20 billion climate…


The San Francisco Earthquake

san francisco book cvrThis is the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906: It contains never before published documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths and expose the real villains and heroes.  The last big earthquake in the United States came at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. No one knows when the next, even more devastating earthquake will come to San Francisco, but one will come. Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts have written a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of the 1906 earthquake and dramatic prediction—based on expert opinion—of the next one…


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