Courtesy Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio

What happens to New York City when the polar ice caps have melted and the surface of the ocean starts rising to a threatening level? For the exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, Museum of Modern Art curator Barry Bergdoll tasked five teams of designers—including Architecture Research Office (whose scheme is shown), LTL Architects, Matthew Baird Architects, nArchitects, and SCAPE—to envision solutions for an ostensibly apocalyptic situation. Through Oct. 11.