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Daemon
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Boston Could Someday Be the Venice of North America

Sinking land and rising sea levels have cities along the US east coast facing an uncertain future. Planners in Boston, Massachusetts, are so concerned that they are considering flooding the city intentionally. Well, not quite flooding so much as creating a system of canals that would crisscross the low-lying Back Bay area. While it seems unlikely that officials will elect such a drastic approach over simply shoring up foundations and raising infrastructure in anticipation of potential flooding, the plan to bring canal systems to North America has raised awareness of the challenges Boston and cities like it will face in the coming decades. More...
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 9:48:43 AM

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This confused me. Think
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Its rows of four to five storey brownstone houses arranged in a grid pattern were immortalised in the writings of Henry James and are considered to be the best preserved examples of 19th Century urban design in America.

I couldn't remember any such reference. Then I had to stop & think. I realised my mistake, I don't know why I get Henry James confused with Henry Miller, it's not like Henry's an unusual name. d'oh!

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GreenBanana
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 10:14:56 AM

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Yeah, 'cause the resulting hygiene issues would really be moot.

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MechPebbles
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The canalized Boston looks good.
TazDvl
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 3:28:50 PM

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MBTA would become Mass Boating Transit Authority, because the underground transit system would no longer exist in some areas.

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striker
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 4:01:26 PM
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the back bay was underwater before
excaelis
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 9:41:59 PM

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MechPebbles wrote:
The canalized Boston looks good.


Cannibalized Boston would be even cooler. And have less traffic...Angel

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TB Turtle
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 10:00:16 PM

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Lets start a collection to help Striker buy a gondola ;-]
excaelis
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014 10:03:36 PM

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I can't quite see Southies saying 'Ciao' and singing arias to passing tourists.

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