from greenbelt to pruitt-igoe

Yesterday, Matt posted about Greenbelt, which was built beginning in 1936. A few decades later, another experiment in building communities was completed in St. Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe housing development was to be a modern marvel. A new movie about the building and demise of the experiment is excellent. Check out the trailer below.


1 thought on “from greenbelt to pruitt-igoe

  1. Rachel and I watched this via Netflix instant view. Depressing, but the interviews with the people who lived at Pruitt-Igoe really stuck with me. It was their disaster, after all, but the stories are mostly pretty mundane – recognizable – while living in the middle of a fiasco.

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