Gap Fill - New York City - Level 5


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New York City is sinking by up to four millimetres a year under the of all its . The United States Geological Survey calculated New York has around 1,080,000 buildings. They weigh around 764 billion kilograms. There is weight from , the transport , and the weight of the city's 8.5 million . Dr Tom Parsons said the sinking and rising sea could make New York prone to natural disasters. He said new high-rise buildings could increase flood , especially along and rivers.

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