The Tower Building

  • The Tower Building

Fire up your DVRs, Architecture geeks! On Monday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m., a new AETN documentary takes a tour of Arkansas’s scattered crop of Mid-Century Modern architecture, a building style of the 1950s and 60s characterized by clean lines, function over form, and a rejection of the over-ornamented design of a generation before.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” was produced by AETN’s Mark Wilcken, with camera work by local lenser Gabe Mayhan. Stops on the tour: the Tower Building in downtown Little Rock, the U. of A’s Fine Arts Center, and Hot Springs’ crumbling Hotel Mountainaire, one of the state’s few remaining examples of Art Moderne style.

Full press release on the jump…

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