Combatting Storm Surge Flooding in Lower Manhattan and its Effects on the NYC Subway Kayde Cox, Emily Jennings, Daniel Schwartz, and Sylvia Zaki , Queens College.
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Combatting Storm Surge Flooding in Lower Manhattan and its Effects on the NYC SubwayKayde Cox, Emily Jennings, Daniel Schwartz, and Sylvia Zaki, Queens College
What is the problem?
What have we decided?
What’s the plan?
What can we do?
Figure 2: Created by Rogers Marvel Architects, these elevated subway grates were designed to divert rubbish and storm surge flooding from entering subway tunnels through street level grates. The grates stand 6-18 inches high (depending on flood risk) and can be found in Astoria and Hillside Queens.
Figure 4: MTA map of the flooded subway tunnels during Hurricane Sandy
Figure 1: Diagram of the Department of Homeland Security’s development of the plug to stop flooding in subway tunnels.
Figure 3: An elevated MRT station in Bangkok, Thailand defends the subway system from floodwaters during the 2011 monsoon season. Subway stations are elevated 1.20 meters above street level and are equipped with flood barriers, adding another 1.50 meters of protection.