Photographs of a lost city

The story I did for National Public Radio on the new book of Richard Nickel’s photographs of buildings by Louis Sullivan and others being demolished; a city, a way of life, a way of seeing the world (based on nature) – vanishing

is right now the #1 most e-mailed NPR story of the last twenty-four hours. (Finally dethroning, the scintillating, “Sneaky Parasite Attracts Rats to Cats”!)

The book I reported on is a must-see. Very poignant. Mr Nickel could see through buildings. And through society’s motives.

Richard Nickel self-portrait, 1950s. Richard Nickel Committee


4 Responses to “”

  1. William Says:

    I wanted to thank you for the segment on Richard Nickel, it greatly improved my commute home yesterday evening.

    I first heard about Richard Nickel’s through NPR a number of years back, specifically the This American Life Lost Buildings segment.

    Thank you, not just for this, but for all the other segments of yours I have enjoyed.

  2. Edward Says:

    Thank you William! Glad you’re with us.

  3. Michael R. Allen Says:

    A friend of mine was driving back from visiting a factory in St. Louis that her family built for the first time since its tragic demolition began. She turned on the radio and your story was on, and it actually made her feel a lot better!

  4. Edward Says:

    I’m glad. Good timing, It must have been sad for her. I’m glad she heard the Nickel story and felt better. -E

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