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The Big U, one of ten proposals presented today as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design competition, aims to protect New York from "the next Hurricane Sandy" with a network of gardens, knolls, and parks. This berm, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, would slow storm surges with the help of a flip-down flood gate. [Rebuild by Design]


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Some say his early work wasn't very good. I totally disagree. I loved this book, especially having read later works. He has a way with words and scenes than make the book alive.