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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

June 27, 2011
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

Pruitt–Igoe was a housing project built in 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri. The complex was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who went on to design the World Trade Center. The 33 eleven-story buildings of Pruitt-Igoe were billed as the solution to the overcrowding and deterioration that plagued inner-city St. Louis. However, by 1971, Pruitt–Igoe housed […]

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