With Mother Nature yielding more and more powerful storms with each passing year, it’s somewhat comforting to see first hand some of the innovative design concepts to rebuild and provide future protection to areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. You can view all of the proposals submitted to the Rebuild by Design competition hosted by HUD here. The one that really caught my attention and spurred a morning filled with reading more and more about the designers involved, the firms, their concepts, past projects, etc…you get it, I became obsessed with learning more about the BIG U. This concept not only supports the goal to prevent the NYC coastline from future damage, but also provides the community with so much of what it’s missing, especially if you’re not blessed with a park-side address. Take a look peak at the brief article to learn a bit more about the BIG U.