$ 119 Billion Wall Around New York: US Army Project


The engineering corps of the US armed forces came up with a rather unexpected idea of ​​truly epoch-making proportions. Pentagon experts suggest "once and for all" to solve the problem of devastating hurricanes attacking New York by building a cyclopean wall around the city, which will become a reliable protection against violent waves and winds. This project, which met with a far mixed reaction, has already provoked heated discussion in the circles of the American political establishment.


As a matter of fact, the military did not undertake anything to do such research. The research project, which is essentially a competition of concepts aimed at defending New York, started almost immediately after the city in 2012 was devastated by Sandy. According to scientists, such attacks by the elements on the Atlantic coast of the United States in the future will become more frequent and become increasingly fierce.

Presented by military engineers under the name "Alternative-2", the plan is simply the most ambitious. Well, of course, the most expensive. He envisages the construction of a giant wall around the Big Apple, which is a huge sea gate connected by artificial islands. She will have to rise in Lower New York Bay, between Sandy Hook and the Rockaway Peninsula. The total length of the defensive line should be 6 miles (9,6 kilometers). Estimated construction cost, which is expected to take 25 years - $ 119 billion!

It would seem that Donald Trump, whose idea of ​​building a wall on the border with Mexico regularly brings both houses of the US Congress to a nervous breakdown, should have supported this initiative wholeheartedly. However, there it was. The head of the White House called her "stupid, wasteful and harmful to the environment." And he advised the New Yorkers, instead of hoping for some miracles of fortification there, "to prepare buckets and mops." Obviously, for cleaning tons of ocean water from the streets and from his own houses ... Apparently, the President simply saw competition in his proposal for the Engineering Corps of his own kind - that’s got a hell out of it. It is clear that lawmakers, in which case, will allocate financing much more willingly to protect one of the main US megacities of the US than to a rather dubious construction site, which is being set up to isolate themselves from migrants from Latin America.

By the way, with regard to “stupid ideas” in the field of protection against superstorms, Mr. President can recall his own initiative - to destroy hurricanes in the ocean with the help of nuclear bombs. Who would say ... Very sharply, the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, dared to object to the head of state. In the debate on Twitter, he reminded Trump of the 44 city dwellers who had died during the Sandy strike and directly rebuked negligence for those whom the nation’s leader had "sworn to defend." Blasio called the president’s denial of climate change “not just dangerous, but deadly.”

However, there are quite reasonable objections to the megaproject. So, Scott Stringer, the financial inspector of the New York City Hall, pointed out a very significant point: the Great Wall might protect it from the rapid storms. However, it does not save the city from disasters inevitable as a result of somewhat less intense, but still dangerous floods caused by the constant rise in the water level in the ocean and increased tides. When designing a system of structures aimed at confronting the elements, all unpleasant prospects should be taken into account, Stringer believes. He does not dismiss the project from the threshold, but strongly recommends that the military “revise” it. In terms of construction costs, by the way, too.

The Engineering Corps still has time - they plan to publish the final version of the report on the surveys and their recommendations there and “transfer them to authorities” in 2022. Until that time, much could change - from the name of the US president to the attitude of Americans to the cost of protection from the elements. Recall that the same "Sandy" caused damage of $ 70 billion, not to mention almost two and a half hundred casualties throughout the country. In any case, it would be better if the US military really did something useful: for example, they would build walls in their own country, and not impose pseudo-democracy on strangers.
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  1. Vladimir_2U 24 January 2020 08: 15 New
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    The movie "Escape from New York" is getting closer to reality! It remains only to slash the American Civil War!
    1. rocket757 24 January 2020 08: 19 New
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      Pentagon experts suggest "once and for all" to solve the problem of devastating hurricanes attacking New York by building a cyclopean wall around the city, which will become a reliable protection against violent waves and winds.

      If it is NECESSARY, why not .... why it is necessary, this is already a debatable question.
      1. WILL 24 January 2020 08: 43 New
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        Trump seems to have a “fad” about the Walls and Fences! I re-read Tom Sawyer as a child ... laughing
        $ 119 yards, expensive hobby ...
        1. Vladimir_2U 24 January 2020 08: 46 New
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          Here Dupont for the dough is sprinkled with paint! How the economy will rise!
        2. rocket757 24 January 2020 09: 34 New
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          Quote: ANIMAL
          I re-read Tom Sawyer as a child ...

          An excellent CHILDREN'S book .... she won’t teach bad things, she just needs to grow up on time, in every sense.
      2. tihonmarine 24 January 2020 09: 23 New
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        Quote: rocket757
        If it is NECESSARY, why not .... why it is necessary, this is already a debatable question.

        Well, if the "dough" in bulk (turn on the machine), you can "wallow" the wall. Well, it may turn out that in the days of the USSR in Sochi concrete buna were built on the beaches to protect against erosion. Lemons tons of cement, a lot of money, and then it turned out these buns do not protect against erosion. They ditched the beaches, the money flew away.
        1. rocket757 24 January 2020 10: 27 New
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          Quote: tihonmarine
          Lemons tons of cement, a lot of money, and then it turned out these buns do not protect against erosion. They ditched the beaches, the money flew away.

          REFLECTION! But how many films were shot at such facilities.
          In the Okeans, they just build strong bridges ....
          1. tihonmarine 24 January 2020 11: 15 New
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            Quote: rocket757
            REFLECTION! But how many films were shot at such facilities.

            Not just for what it came in handy. And about the bridges ... Nature takes revenge when they intervene in it.
            1. rocket757 24 January 2020 12: 03 New
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              Nature punishes those who disrespect it !!!
              Mother earth she is. He punishes the negligent, and doubly punishes those who stood apart and looked at them!
              Unfortunately, innocent, not punished, in this case does not remain!
    2. Russobel 24 January 2020 08: 42 New
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      Not far away...
      1. Aerodrome 24 January 2020 11: 09 New
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        and if it's not a wall but a formwork? will have to fill with something ... lol
        1. rich 25 January 2020 02: 44 New
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          $ 119 Billion Wall Around New York

          Now just a noble wall builder was left without work. Let the name is Yatsenyuk. He is experienced in this business. laughing
  2. Whisper 24 January 2020 08: 21 New
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    US Army Corps of Engineering Not Rotenberg Heads? Maybe he bought it, and after the implementation of the project he will sell it back? laughing laughing laughing laughing
  3. demo 24 January 2020 08: 24 New
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    MOSCOW, Feb 13 - RIA News. The number of deaths as a result of traffic accidents in the United States for the third year does not fall below 40 thousand, according to the American non-profit organization National Security Council.
    The National Safety Council on Wednesday released preliminary data on road deaths. It is noted that the indicator did not fall below 40 thousand three years in a row for the first time since the Great Recession (economic crisis of 2008).

    .. Very sharply, the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, dared to object to the head of state. In the debate on Twitter, he reminded Trump of the 44 city dwellers who had died during the Sandy strike and directly rebuked negligence for those whom the nation’s leader had “sworn to protect.”

    And how much from an overdose of drugs, and how much from the shootings, and how much from God knows what?

    To regret 44, and not to remember about 40000!
    1. Darkesstcat 24 January 2020 10: 09 New
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      Human death - tragedy, death of millions - statistics
  4. knn54 24 January 2020 08: 35 New
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    It will not protect against tidal waves, and sewage will accumulate.
    The question is, is THIS problem only in New York?
    1. Waltasar 27 January 2020 09: 58 New
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      No, in St. Petersburg there is a similar problem, solved in a similar way. Neva Bay is separated from the Gulf of Finland by a complex of dams.
  5. BARKAS 24 January 2020 08: 36 New
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    The invasion of zombies has now been canceled by white walkers. A wall is a must.
  6. pmkemcity 24 January 2020 08: 39 New
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    This is all from the Russian Poseidon. I propose to condemn ...
  7. Russobel 24 January 2020 08: 41 New
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    What hurricanes, what are they trying to ...
    Hiding from Poseidon. Ha ha
  8. HAM
    HAM 24 January 2020 08: 45 New
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    Yes, let them build ... also pour concrete to the very edges ....
  9. Tank jacket 24 January 2020 08: 59 New
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    A big apple is being prepared for civil war. Crazy Max Hi!
  10. Wedmak 24 January 2020 09: 10 New
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    Is it better to round the Pentagon and then suddenly pour in the insides with concrete? After dropping there the whole White House, headed by the president.
  11. Mikhail3 24 January 2020 09: 22 New
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    It is worth noting that the salary in the American army is incomparable with that which a good engineer receives in civilian life. Yes, and other opportunities much less. So they serve in the Engineering Corps ... how to put it more precisely ... not the cream of the profession. Given that the best US engineers working in the nuclear industry, despite all their income, could not cope with the construction of a plant for the processing of nuclear missile fillings, nor even save their Westinghouse from bankruptcy (the Fed had to order Westinghouse to be bought first by the Japanese, then Fokskonn , each time pouring seas of money into the dead man), then the very possibility of such a construction raises great doubts. No, valiantly absorb funds and for some time submit peppy reports, they will certainly be able to ...
  12. Ros 56 24 January 2020 09: 43 New
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    Well, on a horseradish wall to build money to the wind, ask the Russians to wash off this New York once and all the smut will be gone. But two birds with one stone will be killed right away, firstly it will cost less and secondly they will get a visual lesson what awaits them if they continue to become more impudent. In my opinion it’s cheap and cheerful. fellow negative lol
  13. megadeth 24 January 2020 10: 15 New
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    STATUS - 6 to help them ...
  14. Chaldon48 24 January 2020 12: 15 New
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    Even the ancient Greeks said that people protect the city, not the walls. For the forces of nature, any wall is like a matchbox under the foot of an elephant.
  15. The popuas 24 January 2020 12: 50 New
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    Well, what if people are kept under the domes with the optimum temperature ... you can catch the planet before melt !!! Everything goes to this.
    1. Chaldon48 24 January 2020 18: 00 New
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      Think for yourself, even if you put all the resources into the business, even a country like the USA, how many people and what can be placed under these baths and how much time will be spent on building, how long they will be and are repairable, and most importantly, what kind of life will be driven by people to these grand prisons
  16. SASHA OLD 24 January 2020 13: 11 New
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    Yes, you just need to let the dibs go
  17. Fishery 24 January 2020 14: 19 New
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    but I like the idea) it will look cool)
  18. Free wind 24 January 2020 16: 29 New
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    You can stumble from Godzila, she often snoops in there, I saw on TV.
  19. sergo1914 24 January 2020 17: 35 New
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    Very similar to the construction of a large pool. Where to get so much water?
  20. Kerensky 25 January 2020 18: 05 New
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    It’s quite a real project. Play the interference with the waves. You can dispose of old barges, stuff with stones and swamp at the right points.
  21. Pavel57 28 January 2020 19: 46 New
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    With rising sea levels, the walls aren’t enough.