A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.
Name that building: revealed!
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 03:29 PM
This afternoon, Leital and I were hitting up some souvenir shops when we spotted this building across the river. We were just as surprised when we found out what company it represents.
Indeed, it is the Asahi Breweries HQ.
Our pal here says that the French architect actually planned 3 gold flames, all sticking straight up. But Tokyo nixed that plan -- not earthquake safe. (Speaking of which, word has it we had a small one yesterday evening, though I didn't feel it.) However, one flame blowing horizontally has been quite enough to make the building famous. Of course, it also has its share of not-so-nice nicknames... which I'll let you imagine (or post!) yourself. No comment here, except that I give the beer a thumbs-up!
- Jenny Lawton