Rising Tides Place Hub Waterfront Sites at Risk
If Hurricane Sandy had hit Boston at high tide, the city would have seen 6 percent of its land underwater. That would have damaged every waterfront neighborhood and the Harbor Islands. But the new Spaulding facility is Charlestown would be safe - as its electrical systems are on the ninth floor, safe from flooding. Keeping in mind its close proximity to the Boston Harbor, Spaulding's designers kept these details in mind and have paved the way for citywide recommendations, based on climate change.