Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I'm watching Koyaanisqatsi. If you haven't seen it, put it at No. 1 on your Netflix list.

Want to know something really creepy?

The post-WWII federal housing project comprising 33 11-story buildings in St. Louis, called Pruitt-Igoe, was designed by the same person who designed the World Trade Centers. Pruitt-Igoe was destroyed in 1972, by planned demolition.

I can't help wondering how architect Minoru Yamasaki must feel.


Campbell said...

Thanks for the post, Pico! I've seen Koyaanisqatsi, too, and was startled to learn that the same architect designed both the Pruitt-Igoe project and the World Trade Center. It's unnerving to watch the footage in the movie of the destruction of the P-I buildings because it's so similar to the collapse of the Twin Towers. Very creepy.