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Tag: Pruitt-Igoe

An idea so bad it was bound to return: public housing

One of the biggest frustrations about getting old is hearing younger people propose ideas that were debunked decades ago—and then getting “eyes glazed over”...

Is rent control inevitable?

In 1905, the philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Maybe that explains why some people are...
Pruitt-Igoe

The time the federal government built a flawed housing project and tore it down...

On the 50th anniversary of the demolition of  Pruitt-Igoe, it’s nearly impossible to understate the failure of the St. Louis public housing project. Famed architect...
Pruitt-Igoe

A cautionary housing tale

Can society be designed? Can an expert engineer alleviate people’s pains and struggles with a good-enough central plan and blueprint? Minoru Yamasaki thought so. Yamasaki was...

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