If you get the chance please watch this documentary, I feel it is a very important social commentary that not only presents the housing projects but also introduces the viewers to some amazing people who lived there as children and, as adults, give some pretty heart-felt testimonials to what it was like to live inside of Pruitt-Igoe.
Some blame the architects for the design of the buildings, claiming that the design was conducive to creating modern slums that replaced the old ones.
What started as a ambitious project to provide housing for the less fortunate turned into a nightmare...
But is important to remember that Pruitt-Igoe provided a home for many people during a time when people were living in some of the most unacceptable conditions ever.
Pruitt Igoe was home, a place where children could safely play...it was a place, that for a time was Utopia.
The residents of Pruitt-Igoe crossed all ethnicity and races