Video: Meet “The Dryline,” Coming Soon to the East River

The Dryline – BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo.

The city is moving forward with  a $335 million plan to create a flood barrier along the East River from East 23rd Street down to Montgomery Street.  Recently, an architectural firm, the Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG), came out with a slick new video about the proposal, which it developed in collaboration with community groups on the Lower East Side. A community task force is now meeting with city and state officials to turn the concept into reality. Construction is slated for the year 2018.  Taking a page from the Highline and Lowline playbooks, BIG has dubbed the project “The Dryline.”