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NYC urged to act to block future storm surges

Many want more projects planned in wake of Sandy

NEW YORK — Prominent planners and builders say now is the time to think big to shield the core of New York City from the next powerful storm like Hurricane Sandy.

Among the projects being suggested are a 5-mile barrier blocking the entryway to New York Harbor and an archipelago of man-made islets guarding the tip of Manhattan.

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