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Demolished: The End of Chicago’s Public Housing

Demolished: The End of Chicago’s Public Housing
Demolished: The End of Chicago’s Public Housing, Courtesy of NPR
Courtesy of NPR

NPR journalists David Eads and Helga Salinas have published a photographic essay by Patricia Evans alongside their story of Chicago’s public housing. Starting with Evans’ iconic image of a 10-year-old girl swinging at Chicago’s notorious Clarence Darrow high-rises, the story recounts the rise and fall of public housing, the invisible boarders that shaped it and how the city’s most notorious towers became known as “symbols of urban dysfunction.” The complete essay, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Demolished: The End of Chicago’s Public Housing" 05 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/583623/demolished-the-end-of-chicago-s-public-housing/> ISSN 0719-8884

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