Manhattan plans to build a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next superstorm

Business Insider: Today, more than five years after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, the five boroughs are still recovering from the storm.

Sandy did $19 billion in damage to NYC, and the rate of development along the city's coastlines has only increased. New York now has more residents living in high-risk flood zones than any other city in the nation.

Local city-planning experts have worried how NYC will cope when the next superstorm inevitably hits the city.

So in 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) held an open call for proposals that would make NYC more resilient against flooding and future storms. The competition, called Rebuild By Design, awarded funding to seven winners — one being a massive barrier along the southern end of Manhattan. Continue reading here>>