Harnessing the Tides of NYC

Today, Inhabitat has a great piece on a conceptual design for modular docking stations that could harness the tidal flows of the NYC coastline.  It’s  full of amazing graphics and video (see one just below) but it’s unclear to me whether this sort of technology is actually capable of flood-harvesting, as the title suggests.  Would this be built infrastructure that actually benefits from sea-level rise and storm-surge (one our key interests here at the Institute)?

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  1. Thats a beautiful idea and an amazing animation. I am used to seeing concept buildings and ideas in image form, never before have I seen such a well done high quality animation video.

    -Tyler

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