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Old Posted Oct 7, 2009, 2:39 PM
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Originally Posted by VivaLFuego View Post
Amazing find. Thus putting lie to the notion many have that urban renewal and the construction of the projects (Cabrini rowhomes and southern towers, in this case) were somehow self-evidently wrong and stupid given the context of the area circa 1950.
The notion of replacing this area with housing projects was not "wrong and stupid." It was wrought from good intentions. The towers-in-the-park design, the concentration of poor blacks in high-rise buildings, the maladministration, the neglect... That was "wrong and stupid."
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