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Pruitt-Igoe Myth
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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 - it's razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called the death of modernism. The footage and images of it's 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.

Title: Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Joyce Ladner, Robert Fishman, Sylvester Brown, Joseph Heathcott, Brian King, Jason Henry
Director: Chad Freidrichs
Studio: First Run Features
Release Date: 5/15/2012
Original Year: 2011
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 720229915090
Item #: 105616X

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 5/15/2012
Run Time: 83 minutes

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