Tokyo did just that in the 1960s after sinking more than four metres during the 20th century.
Within a decade, says Brinkman, pointing to graphs on his laptop, that downward trajectory was permanently halted.
Now, as the city sinks so dramatically, Dutch engineers and businessmen are again offering their proposals to defeat encroaching waters and reclaim land.As the sinking continues at a rate unparalleled in any other urban area in the world, the danger of a catastrophic flood grows, caused not by devastating seawater surges or storms – but by monsoon rain-swollen rivers bursting their banks because gravity no longer helps them flow out into the bay.There is a desperate need to supply potable water to the city from reservoirs to the east and west. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Cigarettes After Sex is a ambient pop group fronted by Greg Gonzalez.Just across the alleyway is the stone seawall that was reinforced and heightened after 2007, but is already cracking, buckling and leaking.