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    Rising water levels threaten Boston’s waterfront

    Business is booming from end to end of the waterfront, but the specter of surging sea levels has developers on edge

    A densely packed waterfront
    Buildings in construction, in red. Mouse over or tap the black squares for more information.
    Battery Wharf
    Boston Yacht Haven
    Marriott Hotel
    255 State St.
    New England Aquarium
    Rowes Wharf
    US Courthouse
    Possible flooding scenarios
    5 feet at high-tide
    7.5 feet at high-tide
    MANHATTAN HAD AS MUCH AS 9 FEET OF FLOODING FROM SANDY
    Central-Long Wharf area
    Current/5 feet at high-tide
    before
    after
    255 State St.
    Harbor Garage
    N.E. Aquarium

    SOURCES: The Boston Harbor Association, NOAA, Bing

    Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff