Re: [design] cityscape collage

more cityscape collage, Romaphila,

It started more than eight years ago when it was realized that Hadrian's
Tomb and Logan Circle share the same circular footprint. Then, about two
years ago, it was realized that ancient Rome's axis of life, as delineated
by Piranesi, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway share the same length and
design articulation, with again Hadrian's Tomb and Logan Circle being the
key register.

Now delineation of the 'bilocalopolis' begins. The Tiber and the Schuylkill
flow through the cityscape. Augustine's tomb and City Hall have their
similarities. Rome's Corso is now the same as Broad Street, the longest
cardo in the world. X marks the spot of the first Gothic camp outside the
walls of Rome and the no-man's land of Vine Street Expressway interchanges.

I'm especially looking forward to seeing Girard College (the large
five-sided rectangle to the north) become Girard Collage.

[I wrote something on 16 December 2004 -- --
which turns out to be a succinctly worded culmination of over 10 years of
investigation, and also the touchstone for a finally foreseeable catharsis.]

[design] cityscape collage, brian carroll
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