New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

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  • Vox
    Vox 3 ay önce

    This piece was a collaboration with our sister-site, Curbed! Check out the original article here:

    And for more information on how to build a resilient city check out Alissa Walker’s piece

    - Kim

  • Francisco Machado
    Francisco Machado 10 saat önce

    I came from a island and believe me you don't need a wall you need to move those person's away because if the sea is coming there is nothing a human can build to prevent, yes you can delay but is going to be irrelevant, the planet is here sense thousands of years he have time.

  • Robin Brooke
    Robin Brooke 1 gün önce

    The only way to make sure your sea defences will definitely work is to get Dutch people to build it

  • Yasin Hasan
    Yasin Hasan 1 gün önce

    ocean making problems? just bomb the ocean: US style

  • Beau Biker
    Beau Biker 1 gün önce

    Nature's way of getting rid of liberals.

  • bjorn joseph
    bjorn joseph 1 gün önce

    It's to keep out illegal water

  • CT & MTA Railfan
    CT & MTA Railfan 1 gün önce

    0:21 Staten Island is not a small borough. It is one of the largest boroughs in terms of land. Manhattan is the smallest borough in NYC in terms of land, but it is the largest in terms of population density.

  • Carys Williams
    Carys Williams 2 gün önce

    I go to ny harbor school

  • Sofía
    Sofía 3 gün önce

    Everyone: how about we work together to try to solve climate change and avoid the end of the world

    America: Nah that’ll never work... walls on the other hand

  • Sofía
    Sofía 3 gün önce

    America will do anything to avoid addressing climate change

  • Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump 6 gün önce

    I am going to build a great wall of New York's southern border, and I will make Bikini Bottom pay for it.

  • Friend of Tellus
    Friend of Tellus 1 hafta önce

    Great idea !

  • John Spinelli
    John Spinelli 1 hafta önce

    Why dont we just take New York and push it somewhere else?

  • Ankit Sonu
    Ankit Sonu 1 hafta önce

    New York's solution is Similar to Trump's 😂😂

  • Khushal Paherwar
    Khushal Paherwar 1 hafta önce

    This is just gonna be another Jakarta situation

  • livia
    livia 1 hafta önce

    fun fact: when the dutch controlled nyc and was new amsterdam, wall street was an actual wall

  • pauline palmer
    pauline palmer 1 hafta önce

    I thought walls are bad.

  • Tazmanian Devil
    Tazmanian Devil 1 hafta önce

    I worked in Staten Island on the aftermath of hurricane Sandy! I was with the army corps of engineers removing the debris! And my humble opinion is that it could be also considered to do like the way Japan used in there coastline when typhoons hit their land! I can't remember the proper mame of it but i called them cement starts! There are gigantic in size and weight tons! They could be put across the shore line to at least minimise the waves before they impact the shore! Is just a thought!

  • The King
    The King 1 hafta önce

    Building a wall to protect us citizens? Thats racist.

  • Jame Brooke
    Jame Brooke 2 hafta önce


  • Yogshaye Ramhota
    Yogshaye Ramhota 2 hafta önce

    Nothing can defy the force of nature so why build a wall

  • Climate Satyagraha : The Power of Truth

    This is really sad. For every city that can afford to build a wall, there are alteast 10 which can't.
    But the one which can afford to is the one which is mostly responsible for the sea level rise.
    Stop this before its too late.

  • Blatio1
    Blatio1 3 hafta önce

    Well NY'rs, per your logic, that makes you racist against the ocean.

  • Dota Game
    Dota Game 3 hafta önce

    Just drink the water lol..

  • Leia Jiang
    Leia Jiang 3 hafta önce

    And then one day it's gonna not work

  • Leia Jiang
    Leia Jiang 3 hafta önce

    Solar energy

  • Dante Hyndman
    Dante Hyndman 3 hafta önce

    “The democrats want open waterways and to let all illegal water inland”

  • Carlos García
    Carlos García 3 hafta önce

    good luck

    THEBIGMEOW 3 hafta önce

    Usa should stop oppressing others countries so God will not punish them with mere water 💦

  • larrabeejl
    larrabeejl 3 hafta önce

    Climate change 😂😂😂 complaining about houses flooding in a flood prone area where they dont belong then blaming climate change for humans stupidity.

  • Ricky911
    Ricky911 3 hafta önce

    A seawall?? Is this what's gonna happen to all coastal cities??Seriously, how about we actually start to care about climate change instead?

  • Zacharius
    Zacharius 3 hafta önce

    When those walls are built, can they add some mechanism to those walls that will use the kinetic energy of the ocean crashing into the walls to generate clean energy? Just an idea...but why not harness that energy...

  • SeekerFantasy
    SeekerFantasy 3 hafta önce

    they might be great, but why they didnt built detectors machines like japan did after 2011 tsunami?

  • Amy Stambaugh
    Amy Stambaugh 3 hafta önce

    "small borough of staten island", lol it's bigger than the bronx and manhattan

  • Duke Edward
    Duke Edward 1 ay önce

    So building a wall to keep the ocean at bay is okay but building a wall in the southern states to keep the drugs guns and murderers at bay, is racist?

  • katerina economou
    katerina economou 1 ay önce

    anyone more interested in the oyster solution (which wasn't properly explainted) should check out Kate Orf's "Oyster-tecture" project, and lectures. Very cool.

  • Lumberjack king the great

    Too keep out the water Mexicans

  • Ivan Devčić
    Ivan Devčić 1 ay önce

    2017: "Let's build a wall at the border with Mexico"
    2019:"Let's build a wall at the New York coastline"

  • Samuel Cunningham
    Samuel Cunningham 1 ay önce


  • jon silveira
    jon silveira 1 ay önce

    wall street