The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Dikes, water pumps, and parks will help New York City area be more resilient
The city will be adding the structures as flood protection measures courtesy of $1 billion in federal funding.
The Obama administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City region from flooding like the area experienced from Superstorm Sandy. The money will go towards the construction of a system of dikes around the tip of lower Manhattan, and water pumps and parks across the Hudson River in New Jersey. Six projects were chosen from a design competition created by a Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and are intended to safeguard low-lying coastal areas.