Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2014

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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lasn marketplace 134 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 0 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 3 1 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 3 0 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 3 0 4 Rome is called the Eternal City for good reason—there are remnants of old Rome everywhere, including the Appian Way (Via Appia), here pictured in Quarto Miglio, the city's 10th municipal district located south of the city. The road was named for Appius Claudius Caecus, who had the first section of the road built in 312 B.C., to transport troops and military supplies. The road eventually ran from the Circus Maximus, Rome's chariot stadium, to the port city of Brindisi, a 347-mile route. The road base was leveled dirt, laid over by mortar and small stones, then gravel atop that and capped with snuggly fitting interlocking stones to create a flat surface. Ditches and retaining walls bordered the road. Photo: Creative Commons Early Interlocking Pavers

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