Cold Specks – A Short History Of The High Rise: Part 3 – Glass

Director: Katerina Cizek, 2013 / Narrator: Cold Specks

Al Spx narrated the third part of this National Film Board of Canada series on the development of vertical living, tracing its origins from mud-built Roman apartment blocks, through slum-clearing social housing projects and finally through to the modern glass-clad luxury condos. Spx’s episode on modern apartment living has a cautionary tone, enhanced by some stirring music from Zoe Keating (‘Optimist’). The series was created in conjunction with the New York Times photo archive. More detail on the project can be found here while this episode can be viewed above.

(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

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