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Lost Buildings

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Ira Glass and cartoonist Chris Ware decided to co-report a story together. Ira does the sound. Chris does hundreds of drawings. The result is a 22-minute story, with sound and images, now on DVD for the first time. The story's about a little boy who's obsessed with old buildings that are being demolished. It's packaged as this gorgeous little book, with 96 pages of never-b...more
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Published 2004 by WBEZ Chicago & Public Radio Int'l
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Such an amazing project - such an eye for detail! What a waste the buildings were torn down... It is great Nick took so many photographs back then and tried to salvage the beautiful Sullivan design panels, alas at the cost of his own life.

(I would have liked to read a little bit more about the decissions to tear the buildings down. How was their overall condition? Were they still safe but obsolete. How many years were spent on the design and construction of these buildings and how long did their...more
Chris Ware has a tremendous animated short to a vignette from This American Life. It's an engaging emotional story of a young boy who salvages pieces from Louis Sullivan buildings being torn down in Chicago circa the 1960's and his mentor who passes the proverbial torch to him. The book is filled with his stories and archival pictures never seen before from the salvages of the Garrick Theatre and Chicago Stock Exchange.
saw this when i saw ira (cuz we're such BFFs we are on a first name basis) live. great stuff.
May 20, 2008 Carolyn rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Those who look up when walking
Ira Glass and Philip Glass are cousins?! Of course!
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Ira Glass is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.
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