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The Death of an Architectural Myth

Clip: 05/03/2011 | 4m 57s

In St. Louis Missouri in the 1950's, Pruitt-Igoe was touted as the definitive model for public housing projects in the modern era. In the new documentary, 'The Pruitt-Igoe Myth', Chad Freidrichs explores the multitude of social, economic, and political forces that contributed to its downfall.

Aired: 05/03/11

Rating: NR

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