How one N.Y. museum is already prepping for the next big flood

Grist

The architecture of the future is going to be a lot of bunkers and shacks. The bunkers will be for those people who want something sturdy enough to take on whatever climate change can dish out. The shacks — already perfected by generations of uninsured floodplain dwellers — will be for those who don’t even want to bother. Build it cheap enough, and why even bother crying if it gets washed away?

It comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that museums are coming down on the “bunker” side of this divide. Manhattan’s new Whitney Museum is a sign of things to come. Writes John Whitaker in The Atlantic:

[T]he new Whitney’s most intriguing feature might be one that’s gone largely unnoticed: its custom flood-mitigation system, which was designed halfway through the museum’s construction, in the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, when more than 5 million gallons of water…

View original post 366 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s