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NYC Will Spend $100 Million to Stormproof Lower Manhattan

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Mayor de Blasio is set to announce that the city will spend $100 million on a new flood protection system for lower Manhattan, the Daily News reports. The new system would be in addition to Bjarke Ingels' Dryline (née "Big U"), if that ends up happening. The city will put out a bid next month for engineers and designers to come up with specific proposals, but it's looking to raise elevation levels along the coast, and possibly add levees and flood walls. Dan Zarrilli, director of the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, says that the city will favor proposals that include new parkland, as well.

· New York will fund $100M flood protection project to shield lower Manhattan from major storms [NYDN]
· Flood Protection coverage [Curbed]