Concrete Jungle

Collection by Kimberly Jones


urban wastelands

Kimberly Jones
Abandoned Cabrini Green (Chicago Pin of the Day, Photo by Matt Tuteur. Chicago Photography, Chicago City, My Kind Of Town, Urban City, Abandoned Places, Urban Decay, Home Projects, The Neighbourhood, City Life



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Candyman dissed in Cabrini-Green timeline

The Chicago Tribune had a story the other day about the last remaining row houses in what was the notorious public housing project Cabrini-Green. They posted a timeline about the high-rises includi…

No Class How did all the elements in the past week allude to the fall of Pruitt Igoe? How much do people control the outcome of the built environment? Le Corbusier, Gateway Arch, St Louis Mo, Horror Show, Urban Life, Concrete Jungle, Built Environment, Water Pipes, Looking Back

Look Back: Pruitt-Igoe housing project

Ice from water pipes at the Pruitt-Igoe housing project burst during a cold wave in January 1970. The water and ice flooded apartments and the buildings' electrical system, forcing the

City at a Crossroads: Chicago Confronts Urban Blight, 1954 -- Two slum buildings, soon to be razed and replaced by vast housing project, bracket the Palmolive Building a few blocks east in Chicago. National Proposal Day, Chicago Pictures, The Second City, My Kind Of Town, Art Institute Of Chicago, Slums, Countries Of The World, The World's Greatest, Abandoned

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

Experience LIFE's visual record of the 20th century by exploring the most iconic photographs from one of the most famous private photo collections in the world.

The Robert R. Taylor Homes in Chicago, Illinois were named after Robert Rochon Taylor, a black architect and civic leader who became the Chicago Housing Authority’s first African American cha… Chicago Tribune, Chicago Illinois, Chicago House, Chicago City, High Rise Building, My Kind Of Town, Home Projects, Skyscraper, The Neighbourhood

The Robert Taylor Homes: A Government-Sponsored Ghetto

In the final months of the Hole at the south end, anarchy was everywhere. The Hole, the most oppressive section of Chicago’s notorious Robert Taylor Homes housing project, was coming down. Ga…

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End stage (1230 N. Larrabee St., William Green Homes c. 1962)

1230 North Larrabee Street was one of eight high-rise cinder block buildings constituting the William Green Homes complex, the northern section of the Cabrini-Green public housing development in the historic Little Sicily/Old Town neighborhood. 1230 Larrabee was vacated last summer, and demolition has progressing slowly since then. More demolition of this structure has been completed in the past two weeks than in the past 3 months. Planned in FY2011 from the CHA's annual report is the…

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The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

Experience LIFE's visual record of the 20th century by exploring the most iconic photographs from one of the most famous private photo collections in the world.

Before it was a housing project the area occupied by Cabrini-Green was aptly named "Little Hell" by the Swedish and Irish immigrants who settled along the Chicago River in the Nyc Projects, Book Projects, Project Ideas, Chicago River, African Diaspora, Urban Life, Concrete Jungle, City Life

They Didn't Think of the Children

D. Bradford Hunt's study of the Chicago Housing Authority, Blueprint for Disaster, argues that public housing projects like Cabrini-Green failed because they put too many children in hard-to-access towers.

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Florida and James Evans and their three children live in a rented project apartment, 17C, at 963 N. Gilbert Ave., in a housing project (implicitly the infamous Cabrini–Green projects, shown in the opening and closing credits but never mentioned by name on the show).

Police post at one of the access to Cabrini Green Police Post, Tower Block, My Kind Of Town, Slums, Concrete Jungle, Project Life, 1920s, Creepy, Nostalgia

Living in Cabrini

James Lockhart, a former resident of Cabrini Green, shares his memories with Iker Gil about growing up in the Chicago public housing.