Hansen: Ripping up one career, former architect tore into life of art

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 2:43 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.

On the day things changed, Thomas Prinz was 45 years old. He was the loving husband of a doctor and a devoted father to three growing boys. He was a well-regarded but relatively small-time architect in Omaha. He was Nebraska Nice.

He seemed maybe the last person you'd expect to take his life's work, toss it into a trash can, light the trash can on fire, watch it burn and then start anew.

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