Sunday, February 5, 2012

How Greensboro relates to the Roman city

Like the Roman city, Greensboro today has a similar city grid. In Roman times, there were two main streets that ran perpendicular to one another marking the center point. These streets helped one navigate throughout the city and know where they were. A great help in marking the landscape was seen in the Roman Coliseum. Though not within the city grid and off to the side, it alone would help one know where they were in relation to things around it. Today in our own city of Greensboro, we can see this same effect. Though the Greensboro Coliseum is not within our downtown city grid, it is still on the perimeter, making understanding the landscape and ones location in relation to it easy to understand and communicate with others. So, take a look around to the city's of today and just how many pull from the Romans ideas?

Roman City Grid

Greensboro City Grid

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