In a rectangular grid, all roads lead where?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 19 22:18:31 UTC 2010

In The King's Three Faces: The Rise & Fall of Royal America,
1688--1776 (2006), page 128, Brendan McConville wrote, speaking of
the design of a capital for Nova Scotia:

"At the town's center was to be a 'spacious Square, with an
Equestrian Statue of his present Majesty in the Center of it.' The
streets were 'all built in straight lines, crossing one another at
right angles.' In this town, all roads would lead to the king."

Brendan McConville is a professor of history -- clearly not of
Euclidean geometry -- at Boston University.


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