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Short Film Features Work of Professor Kathryn Holliday

July 8, 2014

"Urban Giants" is a nine-minute film about the history and current use of two iconic Art Deco buildings in Lower Manhattan. The film features the work of UT Arlington's Professor Kathryn Holliday, PhD.

The site describes the film as follows:

Between 1928 and 1932, Western Union and AT&T Long Lines built two of the most advanced telecommunications buildings in the world, at 60 Hudson Street and 32 Avenue of the Americas in Lower Manhattan. Nearly a century later, they remain among the world's finest Art Deco towers—and cornerstones of global communication. “Urban Giants” is an 9-minute filmic portrait of their birth and ongoing life, combining never-before-seen-construction footage, archival photographs and films, interviews with architectural and technology historians, and stunning contemporary cinematography.

"Urban Giants" is available for viewing at

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Professor Kathryn Holliday, PhD, from "Urban Giants"