Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dutch Architects Plan for a Floating Future

by Joe Palca

Architects in Holland are showing the rest of the world a way of turning adversity into opportunity. The inevitable rise in sea level that comes with climate change is going to make it increasingly difficult to control flooding in low-lying Holland. But instead of cursing their fate, architects are designing a new Holland that will float on water, and the Dutch government seems willing to try out the scheme. Holland has made other countries begin to question, too. Who says you have to live on dry land?

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