Bloomberg Calls for Proposals for NYC Seaport City

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
August 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for proposals for “Seaport City,” to protect Lower Manhattan from coastal flooding and to enhance tourism and residents’ quality of life.

Seaport City would include levees and other measures to protect the 1.5-mile area along the eastern edge of Lower Manhattan, from the Battery to just north of the Manhattan Bridge.

The selected consultant team will be required to evaluate the technical and physical configuration of the levee, infrastructure requirements, environmental issues, legal issues, and the costs associated with the project.

The proposals are due at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.