N.Y. beaches will feature modular pavilions that withstand storms

05/21/2013 | Gizmodo Australia · Architizer.com

Modular beach pavilions are set to become part of the beach scenery in New York after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the ones at Coney Island, Rockaway Beach and other areas. The 37 structures, made from galvanized steel frames on top of concrete stilts -- required by FEMA standards -- will be "finished with high-grade stainless steel and reinforced concrete" to withstand storms. The pavilions, to be used as offices, lifeguard stations and restooms, are equipped with solar-paneled roofs and a type of double-wall construction to reduce energy consumption.

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Gizmodo Australia · Architizer.com

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