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retaining-walls
  • Separated from Lycabettus by a depression to the south-west, through which flows a brook, now a covered drain (probably to be identified with the Eridanus), stands the remarkable oblong rocky mass of the Acropolis (512 ft.), rising precipitously on all sides except the western; its summit was partially levelled in prehistoric times, and the flat area was subsequently enlarged by further cutting and by means of retaining walls.

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  • Of later date, perhaps, are the limestone polygonal retaining walls on the west front, which extended on either side of the early entrance.

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  • Masonry dams are, for the most part, merely retaining walls of exceptional size, in which the overturning pressure is water.

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  • It is notorious among engineers that retaining walls designed in accordance with the well-known theory of conjugate pressures in earth are unnecessarily strong, and this arises mainly from the assumption that the earth is merely a loose granular mass without any such adhesion.

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  • The southern abutment was flanked by two retaining walls which held small triangular embankments against its sides, thus strengthening it laterally.

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  • The space alongside the walls has been filled and concrete retaining walls were being constructed to carry the roadway toward the bridge.

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  • The filter beds have blue brick retaining walls with stone edges.

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