New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a request for proposals to study the feasibility of building "Seaport City," a multi-use project that would protect lower Manhattan against storm surges while creating economic development opportunities. "This approach would provide the protective value of a traditional levee while also providing new land on which commercial and residential buildings could be constructed, both to accommodate the City’s growth and to help finance the construction of the multi-purpose levee," according to the city's "A Stronger, More Resilient New York" plan.

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