Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2018

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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Left: The Rome, Georgia Riverfront Plaza is butressed by a series of tiered brick retaining walls, and sheetpile walls. The access walk is paved with pervious concrete pavers. The convention center's parking deck (right) was veneered in brick to enhance the fa├žade. Above:The Rome Town Green is nestled between The Forum Civic Center (the brick building), the city's convention venue and multipurpose arena, and the Forum parking deck, from which the photo was taken. This image of the Town Green shows the event lawn, the central splash pad fountains, the pedestal water features and rain garden, but not the Ellen Axson Wilson statue that was later commissioned (see p. 66). March 2018 65 The city of Rome, Georgia was founded at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the confluence of three important southeastern rivers: the Oostanaula, the Etowah and the Coosa. Prior to European settlement, this area was long occupied by the Creek and later the Cherokee people. After the passage of Indian Removal Acts in 1830, the area was opened to settlement by the state of Georgia. Situated on seven hills surrounded by rivers, the founding community members named the city after the iconic

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