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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pruitt-Igoe Featured in Next American City

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

click to enlarge All that's left of this enormous housing project are weeds and forest. - IMAGE VIA
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The handsome national mag Next American City (which is kinda like the Rolling Stone of urban studies) has just published some reflections on Pruitt-Igoe by Michael Allen, director of Preservation Research Office.

Check out this excerpt:

To experience the site is to get baptized in the benign inertia of St. Louis at the start of the 21st century. Those wild acres are so intrinsically like St. Louis that most locals avoid them at all costs. Through avoidance, Pruitt-Igoe's forest has become the secret heart of the city. While the Gateway Arch beats the pulse of a proud city, Pruitt-Igoe murmurs its shame.

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