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Summary: It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, "the poor man's penthouse." Two decades later, it ended in rubble - its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called the death of modernism. The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe's creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth. (First Run Features)
Runtime: 79 min
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Production: Unicorn Stencil
Genres: Drama, History, Documentary, News
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: May 15, 2012
Director Credit
Chad Freidrichs Director
Writer Credit
Chad Freidrichs Writer
Jaime Freidrichs Writer
Producer Credit
Brian Woodman Producer
Chad Freidrichs Producer
Jaime Freidrichs Producer
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