Pruitt-Igoe

Pruitt-Igoe

Pruitt-Igoe May Finally Get New Development

A new owner and the proximity of the renovated National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Headquarters may signal a change in fortunes for North St. Louis

November 23, 2016 - Governing

How Federal Housing Programs Built Segregation in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio details the work of a local researcher who says the segregation of today's St. Louis is the result of deliberate, decades-long federal housing policy.

March 15, 2016 - St. Louis Public Radio

The Massive Redevelopment Plans for North St. Louis Failed—What Next?

Detroit has Dan Gilbert, and for a few years, it looked like St. Louis had Paul McKee. Now that McKee's massive plans for the redevelopment of North St. Louis have failed expectations, what has been lost and what, potentially, can still be gained?

May 23, 2015 - St. Louis Business Journal

Money, Options Pour into Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis—Are They Any Good?

The long shadow of 20th century urban renewal strategies color the debate over three potential redevelopment proposals for the site of the former site of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex on St. Louis' Near North Side.

February 27, 2015 - Next City

Reflections on Towers in the Park, and the Limits of Architecture

Michael Kimmelman, after visiting the Penn South housing cooperative in Manhattan and reflecting on the new film "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth", questions the role that design has in determining success or failure for tower in the park housing type.

January 26, 2012 - The New York Times

Dismantling the Myths of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary aims to challenge the existing narrative surrounding the birth, life, and death of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing development.

January 24, 2012 - Architectural Record

The "Stunning and Tragic" Remains of Pruitt-Igoe

The implosion of the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects is recognized as the moment when modernism died. Sam Jacob is taking university students to the site to observe what has become of the location.

October 26, 2011 - Strange Harvest

Film Looks at History of Demolished St. Louis Housing Project

A new documentary film delves into the complicated history, life and demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis.

July 18, 2011 - The Architect's Newspaper

The People of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary promises to reveal the stories of the people who lived in the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing complex. The filmmakers promise to "implode myths" about this symbol of failed urban renewal policy.

January 10, 2011 - pruitt-igoe.com

The Curse of Pruitt-Igoe

Rumor had it that the site of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe projects remains empty because the foundations are impossible to demolish. Turns out that the problem is politics, not pilings.

October 2, 2009 - Urban Review STL

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