Ocean and harbor levels just after peak tide was attained at the Stamford Hurricane Barrier, Stamford, Conn., Oct. 30, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the East Coast. Photo/Army Corps of Engineers.

An article in the New York Times examines the possibility of building a massive barrier to protect New York City from hurricanes and other large storms.

It points to the hurricane barrier in Stamford, Connecticut, as evidence of how such a barrier could prevent loss of life and millions in damage to homes and businesses during Hurricane Sandy. According to the article, the Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the 2-mile-long barrier system in Stamford helped prevent about $25 million in damage. The protected area encompasses about 600 acres, including downtown Stamford. Would creating a massive, costly barriers system in New York Harbor be cost-effective or even possible?

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