The Main Character in "The Wire" was... Baltimore's Architecture?

The Main Character in "The Wire" was... Baltimore's Architecture?

Rachael Grad
Aug 15, 2008

The Wire was a five-season long HBO series packed with numerous characters, drama and complicated plot-lines all based in and about Baltimore. But was the TV series' main character really the city's architecture? The Guardian writer Steve Rose explains his interesting theory in the article "Great town for a shootout." More info below the jump...

Baltimore is known for its rowhouses, many built around the 1900s. The Wire featured rundown row-houses and housing projects. What's your impression of Baltimore? Do you agree that The Wire's main character was the city's architecture?

We've admitted we don't make it to Baltimore as often as we'd like. Maybe we need to get up there and see for ourselves.

[photo above the jump from Kilduffs via mediabistro; second photo of Baltimore taken from the train; third photo from Kilduffs]

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