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According to the calculation of geologists, the weight of New York’s buildings, towers and skyscrapers is 762 million tons, and this volume is equivalent to more than 75 thousand times the size of the Eiffel Tower, which represents an extraordinary pressure on the Earth, and New York is facing the “city that never sleeps” sinking at a rate of one to two millimeters per year due to skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in it .
Scientists are aware that this city with unusual geographical features, even Manhattan Island, is vulnerable to storms, floods and sporadic coastal waves, which are phenomena caused by climate change, and this is obvious to them since Hurricane Sandy, which was recorded on October 29, 2012 .
According to an article published in the magazine “Earth Future”, researchers tried to assess the impact of the cumulative mass of the city’s infrastructure on its decline, a phenomenon resulting from soil erosion and human activities .
Under this enormous pressure, one of the most famous American cities with a population of 8.5 million people is sinking, and some studies have indicated that the subsidence in some neighborhoods where buildings were built on softer land can reach 4.5 millimeters per year.

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