Venice's Controversial 'Moses' Dam

Italians are divided over a $3 billion engineering project to save the historic city.
August 17, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The topic of conversation this summer in Venice, Italy, is the $3 billion MoSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), a series of 78 hinged movable steel gates that officials hope will stop the flooding that is destroying the fabled city. The gates are comprised of linked water-filled steel containers that, when pumped with air, will rise to block seawater from entering the Venice Lagoon...Yet now that the project is under way, more people than ever are criticizing it."

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Published on Saturday, August 16, 2003 in MetropolisMag.com
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