Everyone who's been to reconstruct and preserve New Orleans has been going about it all wrong, apparently. While they were foolishly toiling to rebuild buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina, they should have just been building a humongous, floating pool toy.
NOAH (New Orleans
Arcology Habitat) is a massive, 1200-foot city within a building that's
hurricane-proof and can actually float (don't worry, it's tethered to
something or other). Conceptualized through a mind trust of three
architectural firms, green (wind, solar and water) energies would help
power the structure's 20,000 residences, 1,000,000 square feet of
commercial space, school, hospital and, just for fun, 3 casinos.
Zach Patton -- Executive Editor. Zach has written about a range of topics, including social policy issues and urban planning and design. Originally from Tennessee, he joined GOVERNING as a staff writer in 2004. He received the 2011 Jesse H. Neal Award for Outstanding Journalism
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