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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Can the affordable-housing movement redeem its past failures?
From reports of conditions in the New York City Housing Authority’s public-housing units since 2017. Unidentified children likely poisoned by lead paintMold in the apartments of asthmaticsBroken air conditioners in…
Audrey Petty on the history of Chicago public housing, the intimacy of oral histories, and reconstructing demolished communities Read More
Forty years ago, when U.S. cities began abandoning high-rise public housing, blasting crews would fill a tower with explosives and in a few monumental booms all would be reduced to…