8.00 p.m. |HINT|Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments
The state of the art in high-rise living, New York City's Time
Warner Center features all the amenities: a health club, restaurants,
dry cleaners, top notch security, and citywide views. But high-rise,
high-density living isn't new. Romans were living in high-rise
apartments 2,000 years ago. Host Michael Guillen travels to Rome and
its ancient seaport of Ostia where a number of them still exist. He
illustrates many similarities we share with the ancient Romans
including health clubs and dry cleaners. Food of all kinds was
available at restaurants called thermopelia. As for the apartment
complexes, some were as high as seven stories but building with un-
reinforced concrete limited their height. We travel to Bath, England
for an appreciation of the brilliantly designed Roman baths. Michael
shows how ancient dry cleaners, known as fullers, cleaned garments
with human waste. And the Los Angeles Fire Department helps
demonstrate the Roman fire pump.

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