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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History

Premiering February 11th, a documentary film about Pruitt-Igoe – perhaps the most infamous and contentious urban failure in living memory. The buildings' violent implosions were famously cited as the moment marking "The Death of Modernist Architecture". But this real failure quickly took on mythical characteristics; its complex history reduced to bullet points. The real lesson, the film argues, is about the profound ways the American City changed in the 20th century. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jan 14, 2011 - 3 comments

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