Photo by AP Wideworld Many houses in this Queens, N.Y., neighborhood on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline are built up four feet off the ground. That height didn't protect them from the 8-ft storm surge or the winds. Photo Courtesy of USACE In New Jersey shore communities, structural damage assessments are under way, but few details about the condition of the houses were available at ENR press time. Related Links: Post-Sandy Mobilization Shifts into High Gear Prices for Windstorm Coverage May Not Be Changed New York Ponders Plan For Next Storm With NYC Tower Crane Secure, Plan Shifts To Recovery NJ
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.