NYC plans shipping container homes for disaster relief


Hurricane Sandy has left hundreds of New Yorkers homeless in areas like Breezy Point and Rockaways. These people are now forced to live with friends or in tents. With rebuilding anticipated to take months or even years, The Bloomberg administration has been researching and developing ways to use shipping containers are more comfortable solution to disaster relief.

The administration is considering building shipping container homes on the lines of the homes being developed by the Sea Box company. The project will transform modular shipping containers into living units, giving the residents more comfort and security. The stackable units can be outfitted to resemble a typical apartment and can be joined together to create a village or a high rise apartment complex.

The units can then be stacked up to four containers high and twelve containers wide, giving structurally sound and private spaces to hundreds of residents.

Via: Inhabitat

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