imposed city

“Modernism ended at 3.32 pm on 15 July 1972, at the point when a clutch of high-rise residential blocks Pruitt-Igoe in St Louis, Missouri, were dynamited – an act of destruction which has been taken to signal the bankruptcy of both the modernist project and State-sponsored mass-housing.” [Jonathan Hughes in Non-Plan]

“The final plan designated the Igoe apartments for whites and the Pruitt apartments for blacks. Whites were unwilling to move in, however, so the entire Pruitt-Igoe project soon had only black residents.” [Alexander von Hoffman]

33  11-story buildings (raised in 1954) gave place to a still vacant immense lot.

[Images from wikipedia]

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