Archinect - News 2017-10-19T21:38:36-04:00 A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T14:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T11:03:06-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Today the Pruitt-Igoe site is once again in the spotlight, but this time because of a new bid to &ldquo;get the economic flywheel going in the right direction again,&rdquo; in the words of private developer Paul McKee, the force behind the proposed NorthSide Regeneration project. [...] The lynchpin of it all would be to get the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency&mdash;the high-tech eyes and ears of the Defense Department&mdash;to relocate to where the towers of Pruitt-Igoe once stood.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The TMH/Nowell's Architecture Movie Series Presents "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" kimweiss 2012-12-18T13:04:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T14:16:24-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Pruitt-Igoe has lived on symbolically as an icon of failure. Liberals perceive it as exemplifying the government's appalling treatment of the poor. Architectural critics cite it as proof of the failure of high-rise public housing for families with children. One critic even asserted that its destruction signaled the end of the modern style of architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> December 16, 2012 (Raleigh, NC)&nbsp; --<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; Nowell&rsquo;s Architecture Movie Series continues in January with a special screening of &ldquo;The Pruitt-Igoe Myth&rdquo; on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raleigh Grande</a>.</p> <p> Pruitt&ndash;Igoe was a 33-building urban housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the former World Trade Center towers. It was named for Wendell O. Pruitt, an African-American fighter pilot in World War II, and William L. Igoe, former U.S. Congressman. Costing $36 million, 60 percent above the national average for public housing at the time, the design was heralded as a transformative tool for the disadvantaged; the architects and city planners sold the project to the public on the belief that good design would make a hugely positive difference in people&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p> However, living conditions in Pruitt&ndash;Igoe began to decline very soon after completion in 1956. By the late 1960s, the complex was internati...</p> Imploding the Pruitt-Igoe Myth eric jonathan martin 2012-01-20T21:22:00-05:00 >2012-01-26T14:53:38-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Nearly 40 years after its destruction, the people interviewed for the film continue to wrestle with Pruitt-Igoe's legacy and its place in their lives. They love it and hate it, but don't resent it. Despite the piles of trash, mountains of drugs, and preponderance of crime, this was their home. For some, it was their first proper dwelling.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>