Feds Pick 10 Ideas for Coastal Shields in NY, NJ


Federal officials have selected 10 winners in an international design competition aimed at finding ways to better protect the coast from the kind of catastrophic flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The projects include an array of strategies for keeping rising seas at bay, such as an eight-mile system of dikes around parts of Manhattan, natural breakwaters off the shore of Staten Island or the creation of a ring of water-trapping canals and parks for Hoboken.

The 10 projects were selected by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan from a pool of 41 submitted last month by nearly 200 experts. But there is no guarantee any of them will become a reality.