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Author: WXY architecture + urban design
Title: Rockaway Boardwalk
Description: Hurricane Sandy devastated the Rockaways, inundating the entire peninsula and leaving 50,000 people without power and services, as well as shuttering more than half of the peninsula’s businesses for months. Since 2012, $620 Million public dollars have been spent on the reconstruction of 5.5 miles of Rockaway’s iconic boardwalk with a completely new, resilient structure raised well 3' above the 100 year flood level. Opening in 2016 the new boardwalk and its features have become a regional destination, drawing 4 million visitors this past summer. Directed, shot and edited by Lucas McGowen.