Posts Tagged ‘Chad Freidrichs’

Reviewed: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

In 1972, the implosion of St. Louis’ Pruitt-Igoe housing project was televised for a national audience. As far as demolitions go, it was pretty standard. In director Chad Freidrichs’ The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, he explores the emotional resonance that lies behind the destruction,  explaining why so many took perverse pleasure in witnessing the buildings' demise.
Gathering the [...]