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‘The Pruitt-Igoe Myth’ exposes wrong lessons learned from Pruitt-Igoe

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth started in St. Louis

(Editor’s note: This article was originally published at examiner.com.) “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” (affiliate link) examines the demise of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis. The housing project was supposed to help lift people out of poverty.  It lasted 18 years before the city decided to demolish it because of a lack of maintenance, low occupancy and high crime rates.

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