Jan 11, 2018

Boston Considers Building Sea Wall Barrier

The recent winter storm floods have renewed the call for a $10 billion sea wall

Boston considers building sea wall

In the wake of Winter Storm Grayson which battered the East Coast Jan. 4, Boston officials discussed constructing a $10 billion sea wall in Boston Harbor. During a press conference after the storm, Mayor Martin J. Walsh highlighted the need to be proactive moving forward regarding flood control measures. City councilors agreed and renewed the case for building a large scale sea wall.

The proposed barrier would span the length of Logan International Airport to South Boston, however, a larger proposal would include the Harbor Islands and the coast of Hull. The Boston Herald compared the project to similar projects in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Venice, Italy internationally.