Memorial to Public Housing

This memorial is dedicated to the inadequacies of public housing. It started out as a humanitarian idea but failed due to a myriad of reasons. Poor maintenance, lack of funds, lack of green space are just a few reasons many housing projects were demolished after just years of being open. Public housing created more poverty than it attempted to eradicate. This failure of both the state and architecture caused the people for which the public housing was built to suffer the most. This memorial is a partially demolished building in the Cabrini – Green housing projects. The downtown Chicago skyline is in the background to serve as a reminder of the beauty architecture can create.

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