Berger said Hardin County can relate in a small way to what North Carolina is enduring given the ice storm and even dating back to the tornadoes that hit around the area. We wanted to help any way that we could.
Three businesses are testing self-driving cars, other dynamic companies are planting their flag, and trendy restaurants and apartments have gone up virtually overnight.
But after bad flooding during a storm this past winter, critics wonder whether it was a bright idea to invest so much in a man-made peninsula that sits barely above sea level.
A city report projected Boston could see 8 inches of sea level rise bywith the Seaport District the most vulnerable area. Byseas could rise 36 inches higher than in levels, the report said.
Electrical systems are also being placed on the second floor, and emergency generators will be on the roof of the story building. The developers of Seaport Square, a block complex of apartments, office buildings, and stores where Amazon has recently committed to leasing space for 2, workers, says its buildings stayed dry this winter, thanks to similar design features.
Among the most vulnerable properties are historic buildings that are extremely costly and sometimes impractical to retrofit, like some of the old brick factories and warehouses in the Fort Point section of the Seaport where GE is building, city officials said. Across the harbor in East Boston, home to Logan International Airport, the city is investing in a 7-foot, temporary floodwall.
And in Charlestown, the neighborhood where the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought, parts of flood-prone Main Street are being raised by 2 feet.
Resident Deb Friedman wondered whether such steps would be enough. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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