by Vanessa Martinez
June 21, 2013 10:00 AM 2 Comments
2 - The Pruitt Igoe Myth - Here's another documentary; this time it chronicles the tragic fall of the notorious Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, MO.
Directed by Chad Freidrichs, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History doc explores the housing project from its completion in 1955, when it was deemed as the new frontier and cutting edge future in urban planning. However, crime, neglect, stifling politics and unemployment contributed to the decay of this once promising housing development.