But something that wasn't talked about much and I wanted to say it. NO wasn't built in what we'd call "a prime location for a city." It is built below sea level right next to the sea. Flooding is and always will be a major concern.
Now that we know how much it will cost to rebuild the city....... should we? Would there be an advantage to simply building the city somewhere else in a better location? Or simply abandon it?
Remember... removing the water is step one. Cleaning all the bacteria and other stuff is step two (and this will be a looong step!). Rebuilding is step three (which will last years and years).
Is my thoughts completely insane?