New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean


  1. Vox

    VoxIl y a 13 jours

    This piece was a collaboration with our sister-site, Curbed! Check out the original article here: And for more information on how to build a resilient city check out Alissa Walker’s piece - Kim


    LONNIE DOBBINSIl y a 2 jours

    @BLAIR M Schirmer Thank you! I wanted to read the comments and find someone that's actually thinking what all of this means. They're talking of building a wall around Staten Island Only. *What About The City?* What are they going to do for it? *Walls Are Impossible All Over The City!* They can raise homes up higher but not skyscrapers! Right now we need TOTAL Suspension Of All Emissions Just To Keep It From Being Worse. It's to late to stop it now. They need to think about moving.

  3. Tise Ignite

    Tise IgniteIl y a 2 heures

    It's just a waste of money. If the storm wanted to it could just dig a tunnel and sneak in. I'm just saying. 😧

  4. Maria Gray

    Maria GrayIl y a 6 heures

    The video: we are preparing for climate disasters of the future Me: well there wouldn’t be any disasters if we actually stopped destroying our planet

  5. destiny velasco

    destiny velascoIl y a 11 heures

    you know what we should just build a wall around the whole United states. then we can be on attack on titan.

  6. The Resistance

    The ResistanceIl y a 12 heures

    What about offshore wind farms

  7. YesIM mexican

    YesIM mexicanIl y a 15 heures

    Nothing comes good out of it when you challenge mother nature.

  8. mike8055

    mike8055Il y a 19 heures

    Building walls could make the waves/sea more powerful. Didn't the levees around the Mississippi river get breached because of that? When you try to stop nature, it just gets more aggressive.

  9. Nico_Sama

    Nico_SamaIl y a 19 heures

    Climate hits back with equal force because that's how physics work.

  10. Jerry Fitness

    Jerry FitnessIl y a 23 heures

    Trump: Did somebody say building a wall??!???

  11. Ilove Chocolate

    Ilove ChocolateIl y a 23 heures

    Why didn't they plant a mangrove forest?

  12. DJ Wise Pariah

    DJ Wise PariahIl y a jour

    Because, you know, it's not like the water can't just go AROUND the wall.

  13. cesar martinez

    cesar martinezIl y a jour

    Nature: *Hurricane* Humans: *Wall* Climate change: Not on my watch! *makes intense hurricanes bigger then before* Humans: meh

  14. Syd Clark

    Syd ClarkIl y a jour

    We live in a massive world, with land that nobody has ever stood on, yet we build on wetlands.

  15. Badr eddin

    Badr eddinIl y a jour

    _So how many walls do you want?_ USA: *Yes*

  16. Herb Tenderson

    Herb TendersonIl y a jour

    Damn, thank God that the hurricane on September 11th 2001 decided to stop and then go the other way.

  17. Morgan Yoite

    Morgan YoiteIl y a jour

    Make aquaman pay for it

  18. Scarlet Inky

    Scarlet InkyIl y a jour

    I wonder if that was what Trump meant by a great wall

  19. Ryan Rodriguez

    Ryan RodriguezIl y a jour

    Resiliency is just the newest buzzword of landscape architecture and urban design. Cities need to work. Period. Now, tomorrow, and 100 years from now. Green infrastructure has been around for a while and resiliency is just a different way of saying it

  20. Ryan Rodriguez

    Ryan RodriguezIl y a jour

    As someone with a masters degree in this area and have done studies on Jamaica bay in New York, I can say that a wall won’t fix anything. The problem with the New York coast is that it 1. Has no protection from storm surge which can be mitigated by land features such as man made sand dunes which would direct water where you want and 2. When water finally enters the land, it takes to long for it to leave. A solution rather than a single wall is creating infrastructure within the actual land rather than the coast for flooding. Infrastructure that will help guide water to a specific destination using the natural topography of the land. A single wall will only be as good as we can build it and eventually nature will become stronger. Some ideas here were good, but definitely not the wall.

  21. camjamsdad

    camjamsdadIl y a jour

    Walls don't work. Walls are immoral.

  22. colonelmcdoogle

    colonelmcdoogleIl y a 2 jours

    That’s very oceanphobic of them.

  23. Pathfinder Hazel

    Pathfinder HazelIl y a 2 jours

    I wonder what the designers of these seawalls think.

  24. Patrick Radcliffe

    Patrick RadcliffeIl y a 2 jours

    Build on fill and it starts settling below the water nice try pinning that on global warming.

  25. Thomas Marshall

    Thomas MarshallIl y a 2 jours

    All of my cousins and extended family (225 people) live within the 5 Burroughs. I’m from Brooklyn originally. My cousins condo was on Mob Wives when Sandy hit. A boat washed up on the front stairs of her condo and they showed it on that episode. The island got trashed. Anyway, I know Staten Island well. There is no way to keep the water back unless you put up a wall around the entire island. It’s below sea level in many parts. Putting up a 5 mile stretch of wall is the dumbest thing they could do. It’s just going to go around the damn thing.

  26. Ruben Bronco

    Ruben BroncoIl y a 2 jours

    WTF AMERICA, why don’t you use the Metric System wtfff

  27. Sven Lima

    Sven LimaIl y a 2 jours

    Build a 1mile high waterproof wall around the USA - and fill it up with water.

  28. Purple Purp

    Purple PurpIl y a 3 jours

    So walls work to keep stuff out?

  29. JC Korn

    JC KornIl y a 3 jours

    Something tells me we were nomadic for a reason.....

  30. JC Korn

    JC KornIl y a 3 jours I was told they don’t.

  31. S.A anderson

    S.A andersonIl y a 3 jours

    Building walls dont solve the problem its just kicking the can down the road

  32. Might Guy

    Might GuyIl y a 3 jours

    Scroll down, the comments will not disappoint.

  33. Draw Clearly

    Draw ClearlyIl y a 4 jours

    Staten Island said: 🧠🚫

  34. Skull

    SkullIl y a 4 jours

    Walls don’t work

  35. mechadoggy

    mechadoggyIl y a 4 jours

    What happened to most of the comments?

  36. Boshua Borman

    Boshua BormanIl y a 4 jours

    Jesus Christ, why not try and stop the climate change as well?

  37. Boshua Borman

    Boshua BormanIl y a 3 jours

    Damn I should've thought about that.

  38. Enuka Pasan

    Enuka PasanIl y a 3 jours

    Maybe cuz Jesus Christ can't stop climate change ?

  39. Brass

    BrassIl y a 4 jours

    Humans: *Builds cities on wetlands* Nature: *Hurricane* Humans" "wHy Is ThErE fLoOdInG????"

  40. Logan Butcher

    Logan ButcherIl y a 4 jours

    Donald Trump would approve

  41. Soleon

    SoleonIl y a 5 jours

    what is it with america and its obsession with building walls to solve its problems

  42. Livovian Order Mapping

    Livovian Order MappingIl y a 5 jours

    Tsunami: **im gonna end this whole man’s career**

  43. Countryman99 Rhec

    Countryman99 RhecIl y a 5 jours

    They just admitted that walls work so why don't they want to agree that the wall on the southern border would work

  44. Countryman99 Rhec

    Countryman99 RhecIl y a 3 jours

    @Pierce ya man

  45. Pierce

    PierceIl y a 3 jours

    Countryman99 Rhec you must be joking, right?

  46. Der Headbanger

    Der HeadbangerIl y a 5 jours

    Do we all agree that fixing the symptoms is way more important than fixing the cause?

  47. Rafael Palacio

    Rafael PalacioIl y a 5 jours

    How much time is there until when the weather becomes so destructive that people can't be living in parts of the country

  48. Federico Zorrozua González

    Federico Zorrozua GonzálezIl y a 5 jours

    As an architect I have to say this a terrible solution. The wall will cost millons and it won’t have the capacity to be “””resilient””” in time, because its fixed and is not able to adaptate to the change of tides. It also harms the natural ecosystems that interact in the coast. (oysters, plants, birds). This infraestructural point of view was rendered obsolete in the early 2000, when landscape urbanism came as a new way of thinking the relationship of the urban with nature. Landscape, rather than infrastructure, is much more capable of dealing with the tide because of the simple fact that right now it’s already doing it. The city should invest in landscape architecture solutions that could mediate the relationship between the coast and the water in a more “soft” way, capable of adapting, growing and shrinking as needed. A wonderful example of this approach is the dutch project called Zandmotor, a huge mass of sand that is moved by the tide to where is needed and prevents flooding. I think building a wall is going back to modernism, and we all know how that ended. Hard infrastructure can’t deal with tides because it cannot respond.

  49. 홍성탁

    홍성탁Il y a 5 jours

    Nah, we'll make OCEAN PAYING FOR IT!

  50. Ronald Cates

    Ronald CatesIl y a 5 jours

    Global Warming is a Hoax . . . Period 🔴

  51. cd

    cdIl y a 5 jours

    They preparing for invasion :P

  52. J Squad Vlogs

    J Squad VlogsIl y a 5 jours

    Just drain the water and move it somewhere else . . . Duh 🙄

  53. kakuella

    kakuellaIl y a 5 jours

    Building those walls are going to change the eco system there too.. Not sure what's more beneficial for long term 🙄🤔

  54. Jim Gerop

    Jim GeropIl y a 6 jours

    Is the ocean paying for it?

  55. ‘Moonshine&’Sunshine

    ‘Moonshine&’SunshineIl y a 6 jours

    damn... as a dutch person, this plan to build a wall is almost painful to see... at least they're also planning to use the wetlands. good luck ny!

  56. Jarrod

    JarrodIl y a 6 jours

    Why do people live next to the ocean and complain about hurricanes?

  57. Another Guy

    Another GuyIl y a 6 jours

    Amazing. Keep polluting the environment adding to the climate change for the worse and build walls to keep the aftermath away instead of protecting it by signing that Kyoto protocol...

  58. Plus

    PlusIl y a 3 jours

    What climate change 🤣

  59. Damien's Adventure

    Damien's AdventureIl y a 6 jours

    I like this informative video. :)


    COLLEGE DUDEIl y a 6 jours

    building a wall... something trump likes; not exactly XD

  61. daLi demo

    daLi demoIl y a 6 jours

    make mexico pay for it

  62. Fedir Kriviy

    Fedir KriviyIl y a 6 jours

    Kim Mas is 😍

  63. Worrywart

    WorrywartIl y a 6 jours

    Wow, they're thinking of building a wall that might actually serve a useful purpose? Whatever will they think of next!

  64. Wes 0608

    Wes 0608Il y a 7 jours

    Most of people from NY think walls don’t work...

  65. David Dima

    David DimaIl y a 7 jours

    "Build the walls to protect the city is one thing" "But build the city to protect it self is another thing" You guys understand. *plastics*

  66. Matt Keane

    Matt KeaneIl y a 7 jours

    I guess walls work huh

  67. Sean Bradley

    Sean BradleyIl y a 7 jours

    A 5 mile long, 20ft high concrete wall would have such a large carbon footprint it's insane

  68. Activist Voor Rechten Van Kaas

    Activist Voor Rechten Van KaasIl y a 4 jours

    still better than drowning

  69. Michael Plessala

    Michael PlessalaIl y a 7 jours

    We can’t build a wall! Walls are immoral and if the ocean wants to cross Staten Island’s border illegally, it should be able to! Ocean rights are human rights!!✊🏾

  70. Ankita

    AnkitaIl y a 7 jours

    Created the city on wetlands (occupied) Now eager to stop the ocean. Nature avenges in weird ways.

  71. Etiti Yulolo

    Etiti YuloloIl y a 7 jours

    as if a wall can do anything to stop the water...

  72. Yuzu Aihara

    Yuzu AiharaIl y a 7 jours

    In situation like these, people who claim to have a solution tend to choose the easiest and most convenient option; erect a wall.

  73. SuperKing604

    SuperKing604Il y a 7 jours

    Strategic retreat in a good option to basically pay people to move away from high risk areas. In the long run its cheap and effective

  74. thomas is op

    thomas is opIl y a 7 jours

    every New Yorker would say to Trump that walls don't work hmmmmm

  75. gogzter McAll

    gogzter McAllIl y a 7 jours

    Aw aye when these lots harp on about how bad building a wall is. Now they want one

  76. EricG326

    EricG326Il y a 7 jours

    How racist of them...

  77. 《I S R A E L》

    《I S R A E L》Il y a 7 jours

    This is racist against the Ocean, we should be building bridges not walls

  78. David W

    David WIl y a 7 jours


  79. Wade Wilson

    Wade WilsonIl y a 7 jours

    So you’re telling me Walls work?

  80. Dragongamer1301

    Dragongamer1301Il y a 7 jours

    Why dont you just drink all the water instead of building a wall. Smh

  81. I

    IIl y a 7 jours

    Trump’s second wall

  82. I

    IIl y a 7 jours

    Why don’t they build a wall in the most hurricane hit States like Florida

  83. Davis Edwards

    Davis EdwardsIl y a 7 jours

    New York said walls are immoral

  84. Poppie

    PoppieIl y a 7 jours

    hope all people care in

  85. NADINE K

    NADINE KIl y a 8 jours

    For me building wall is stupidity, it's not gonna work the wave just gonna hit the wall and the wall wont stay in long time it alson ruin the eco with all of life in the ocean ?! , aren't plastic already in the ocean and now chemical ,rock and cemen *such not a danger

  86. C H A R L I E T H A R G I C

    C H A R L I E T H A R G I CIl y a 8 jours


  87. Buffalo Herd

    Buffalo HerdIl y a 8 jours

    wait, did you just say that we need to protect Staten Island from flooding or it will return to its natural state of swampland? 2:55

  88. Joe Knuckles

    Joe KnucklesIl y a 8 jours

    Did New York do environmental studies? Building this wall will kill the yellow striped mosquitos.

  89. Seyyed Mohammad Ahmadi

    Seyyed Mohammad AhmadiIl y a 8 jours

    you guys are talking about billions of dollars when your military spends 600 billion annually

  90. m yu

    m yuIl y a 8 jours

    02:06 damn

  91. ToothpasteShouldBeTeethpast

    ToothpasteShouldBeTeethpastIl y a 8 jours

    Bro what if the sea goes around the wall?

  92. Ersin Avseren

    Ersin AvserenIl y a 8 jours

    Just call the Dutchies back..

  93. B ill M iller

    B ill M illerIl y a 8 jours

    Build the wall! Lmao

  94. Geraint Hughes

    Geraint HughesIl y a 8 jours

    people have building sea defences for hundreds of years, its a good idea. Nothing new. Radiation GHE is a lie. Direct proof exists on my channel.

  95. Youtube Today

    Youtube TodayIl y a 8 jours

    But I thought walls don’t work!🤔

  96. Es Gee

    Es GeeIl y a 9 jours

    perfectly appropriate that trump loving staten islanders are finally getting their wall

  97. Alvin Ace Trinidad

    Alvin Ace TrinidadIl y a 9 jours

    in the next 10 years, america will be covered by a huge perimeter wall

  98. Alvin Ace Trinidad

    Alvin Ace TrinidadIl y a 9 jours

    mother nature will be broke paying for that damn wall

  99. Josephine The Celtic

    Josephine The CelticIl y a 9 jours

    Have a look at Amsterdam and Holland generally - they’ve been dealing with flooding throughout all of their history. They’re called dikes and windmills.. also, you have to allow water through but in a controlled manner so the landscape needs to be adapted to allow “SuDs”.. you can’t just think that building walls everywhere is gonna resolve all your problems.. so simplistic thinking..

  100. Fuby TV

    Fuby TVIl y a 9 jours


  101. Woodynic

    WoodynicIl y a 9 jours

    Only idiots live on the water. A sea wall wont protect you from swelling. Remember Fukushima? If the ocean wants you dead, He'll get ya.

  102. Dipto Nugroho

    Dipto NugrohoIl y a 9 jours

    Americans really love walls

  103. Christina Washburn

    Christina WashburnIl y a 9 jours

    Or stop building housing so close to the water and under sea level

  104. K4x4 Map

    K4x4 MapIl y a 9 jours

    whether it works or not, the idea of trying something is good. hopefully you can use a program to simulate the effects of a wall. sadly as I've stated on other occasions, the (sea) water will only be diverted somewhere else. less cement covering the ground is a great idea, plants trees to soak up natural groundwater. just remember that unless you're using other binders except for water to build this wall, the efforts might last a little while...interesting video...the water in the high hills cuts down valleys to get to sea level (without the required sedimentation load) whilst the sea level is trying to cut up that future wall to get uphill...leaves me to believe that the earth in them there parts is trying to reach a new equilibrium...somehow the interest of obtaining a seaplane rating seems quite the move!

  105. salvadore sutton

    salvadore suttonIl y a 9 jours

    the sea isnt rising. the ship is sinking

  106. don't have nickname , don't want true name around

    don't have nickname , don't want true name aroundIl y a 9 jours

    9 feet = 2,7432m 20 feet = 6,096m

  107. Meme Mine

    Meme MineIl y a 9 jours

    CO2=Y2Kx1984x666 Al Gore is my shepherd, I shall not think. He maketh me lie down in Greenzi pastures: He leadeth me beside his still-freezing waters. He selleth my soul for CO2: He leadeth me in his path of his self-righteousness for his own sake. And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of reason, I will fear all logic: for thou art with me and thinking for me; Thy Gore family oil fortune & thy 10,000 square Gorey foot mansion, they comfort me. Thou preparest a movie in the presence of contradictory evidence: Thou anointest mine head with nonsense; my mindless conformity runneth over. Surely blind faith and hysteria shall follow me all the days of the rest of my life & I will dwell in the house of ALGORE forever. -Paul Merrifield 1990

  108. PPG KID

    PPG KIDIl y a 9 jours

    Guess what, your president doesn't think climate change/global warning is real. Sooo good luck

  109. Penny Lane

    Penny LaneIl y a 9 jours

    Save Staten Island! Because... I really like the ferry...