A dream for Baghdad
from The Architectural Review
Arthur Erickson's 40-year-old plan to revive Abu Nuwas to its former glory has yet to come to fruition Abu Nuwas, Baghdad's once grand riverside boulevard, has weathered Iraq's changing fortunes. It began life as an 18th century embankment, a bulwark against flooding from the Tigris, but as Baghdad grew beyond its old city walls in the early 20th century, its prominence increased as a pedestrian thoroughfare.
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