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Zg) Damage to the Flagship Hotel, News of The Strand

Zg) Damage to the Flagship Hotel, News of The Strand

View looking back as we drove past the hotel.

We had planned to walk along The Strand, poking into the delightful shops and window shopping the restaurants there. However, few have been reopened. As we watched a special about the restoration work on TV we learned that one reason it is taking longer than might seem necessary (other than funding woes) is the fact that they are wisely reconstructing in such a way as to avoid such extensive destruction in the future. They are putting the more vulnerable materials and services on the second floors, putting many items on elevator lifts so that when future storms approach they can be raised above the projected water level. Then, as is true for many houses, the bottom floors will be more expendable.

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