Tag Archives: gardens

2014: The Nine Sky Gardens of Shanghai Tower are Coming

When Shanghai Tower opens in 2014 it will be a building that you’ll likely want to put on your “architecture to see before you die” list. Nebuchadnezzar’s famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon (circa the 7th century BCE) are going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Ancient Romans Were Big Water Consumers

So says Spiegel today: [In ancient Rome] there were thousands of fountains, drinking troughs and thermal baths. Rich senators refreshed themselves in private pools and decorated their gardens with cooling grottos. The result was a record daily consumption of over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment