The Last Days Of Chicago's Infamous High-rises

As the once-notorious projects come down building by building, three public housing advocates ponder what went wrong, and where to go from here.
January 22, 2002, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Now that the Modernist public housing high-rises of the 50s and 60s have all but been declared failures, cities like Chicago seek to replace them with low-rise, mixed-income neighborhoods. But the transition to such neighborhoods can cause headaches for public housing residents. Some also wonder whether the new neighborhoods will be any better than the ones they replace.

Thanks to Chris Clair

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Published on Monday, January 21, 2002 in


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