Sunday, February 19, 2006

5 bold ideas for a hurricane-proof New Orleans



'A row of giant sea gates would stretch across each of the two narrow waterways that link Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf, at Rigolets and Chef Menteur Pass. During fair weather, the hollow gates, which would together span about 3,000 feet, would be filled with water. They would rest flush against the seafloor, where they wouldn't interfere with marine life or tides...' More

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