March 2019

The East Harlem area of Manhattan contains many different interesting characteristics, one of which is the land that once was the Harlem Marsh. This land is now developed, but still contains the largest at risk floodplain in Manhattan. Sea levels are constantly rising; how can we understand how the city will be affected by a potential flood?
Flood plain from NYC hazard mapper.
Floodplain flow exploration 1.
Floodplain flow exploration 2.
In a city with a dense grid of buildings, fluid dynamics and flow languages were explored in order to understand the action and movement of water from the Hudson in the event of a flood.
Floodplain final model exploration.
Floodplain final model exploration.