>There’s something I simply don’t understand (okay there are many things I don’t understand, but…), why are circles called squares in Amman? I mean really, the circle at the intersection of Mecca and Medina streets is Al Haramayn Square. There’s no square. It’s a circle. Now, if it had a small park in it, like Wasfi-Al Tel Square (2nd circle), maybe, just maybe, I could buy it. But, there’s no square, no park, nothing but the intersection of two bridges. So, how, exactly, is this a square?
I could also understand if , once upon an olden time the circles were in fact squares. But, I haven’t heard any mention of this. They were circles, then lights (which at least would sort of form a square), then tunnels with circles. So, where did the square come in? I mean really, why would you call a circle a square. Unless you simply don’t understand that a square has four straight sides and a circle has none. There are no lines in a circle. It’s all curves, arcs, etc. So, why square? Perhaps someone can get an answer for me from the governmental agency responsible for naming the circles (or are they squares?). I’d appreciate it, because I know the government has well educated people and there must be some explanation that I haven’t hit upon yet.