The city has developed on seven hills with the rivers running between them, a feature that inspired the early European-American settlers to name it for Rome, the longtime capital of Italy. It developed in the antebellum period as a market and trading city due to its advantageous location on the rivers, by which it sent the rich regional cotton commodity crop downriver to markets on the Gulf Coast and export overseas.
The series features a sprawling ensemble cast of characters, many of whom are based on real figures from historical records, but the lead protagonists are ultimately two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who find their lives intertwined with key historical events. Rome was a ratings success for HBO and the BBC. The series received much media attention from the start, and was honored with numerous awards and nominations in its two-series run. Co-creator Heller stated in December 2008 that a Rome movie was in development, but as of early 2015 no further production had been initiated. The series was filmed in various locations, but most notably in the Cinecittà studios in Italy.
The current station was built between 1912 and 1914 by the New York Central Railroad south of the city proper to replace the former structure downtown. Such a move was necessitated by a track realignment.
The one-and-a-half-story brick building was constructed in a Neoclassical style and includes columns flanking the vestibules, decorative grillwork and large arched windows. The waiting room includes a bowed ticket window and a series of delicate triple-globed bronze chandeliers. At the rear of the waiting room are paired symmetrical staircases with ornate openwork iron railings up to the near platform.
In 1988, Amtrak conveyed the station to the city of Rome. Amtrak proposed to close the station in 1996, but the city resisted and instead found federal funds to renovate the station. The $4 million reconstruction was finished in 2004.
Human-driven climate change has caused sea surface temperatures to increase around the world, causing serious harm to marine life ... Mancino, of SapienzaUniversity in Rome, Italy, said. “Coastal development, human presence, and associated pressures can modify marine turtle nesting ...
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Apple on Wednesday said the iPhone 12, launched in 2020, was certified by multiple international bodies as compliant with radiation standards and that it was contesting France's findings ... Reporting by Marine Strauss in Brussels and Tassilo Hummel in Paris Additional reporting by Giuseppe Fonte in Rome Editing by Ingrid Melander and Mark Potter.
We hear a lot about climate wake-up calls ... The extreme heat in 2022, for instance, led to surface warming of land ice, the breaking up of sea-ice and the subsequent collapse of the Conger Ice Shelf — a frozen platform the size of Rome. Other events noted include record low sea ice levels, marine heat waves and unprecedented surface melting ... .