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MoMA Helps Unemployed Architects

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The Museum of Modern Art has found a use for some of those architects put out of work by the recession. A new MoMA program, "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront," will employ four teams of architects to design alternatives to New York Harbor that will protect the city against storm surges. One possibility: dumping old subway cars into the water to create reefs. But there could be dire consequences! A new harbor could "psychologically shift the city's epicenter" from Manhattan to the waterfront. [NYT]