Message - Re: Pruitt-Igoe?

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Posted by  Kevin Matthews on November 19, 2002 at 09:54:44:

In Reply to:  Re: ArchitectureWeek Headline Ticker posted by wayne on November 19, 2002 at 04:02:54:

The architecture profession is far from perfect, and collectively blows it on various important things. Asking these questions and introspecting together is a good thing. And Pruitt-Igoe wasn't.

Still, I think the sources of trouble that propelled the Pruitt-Igoe housing project into a downward spiral came from much more than the aspects controlled by architecture professionals. Problems in the social, political, economic, and planning spheres may have been equally or perhaps even more determinative.

My feeliing is that only careful observation and close analysis leads us closer to the truth.

Is there a forum participant who has stuied Pruitt-Igoe in fine detail? What lessons has such research suggested?

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