Gap Fill - New York City - Level 6


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Scientists say New York City is sinking by up to four millimetres a year under the of all its . A team of geophysicists from the United States Geological Survey calculated that there are 1,084,954 buildings in the , weighing around 764 billion kilograms. This does not include fixtures and in buildings, the transport infrastructure, or the weight of the city's 8.5 million . Lead researcher Dr Tom Parsons said the subsidence, coupled with sea levels, could make New York prone to natural disasters. He warned that "every additional high-rise building could contribute to flood risk," especially along coastal and areas.

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