Category Archives: Pruitt Igoe

Mid-Century Modernism, Race and Equality: Two St. Louis Landmarks

by Michael R. Allen The notion of buildings that speak helps us to place at the very centre of our architectural conundrums the questions of the values we want to live by – rather than merely of how we want … Continue reading

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The Mid-Century Modernism of Marcel Boulicault

by Michael R. Allen St. Louis architect Marcel Boulicault’s name probably is unfamiliar to you, but a few of his works will draw an “ah ha!” or two. Boulicault is a designer whose contributions to Modern architecture in St. Louis … Continue reading

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Video: Winter at Pruitt-Igoe

This video documents a site visit on January 6, 2013. What a beautiful day for a walk in the forest!

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Pruitt-Igoe Panel Discussion at Laumeier Saturday

More information can be found on the Laumeier Sculpture Park website.

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“The Viability of St. Louis as an Urban Place”: Karrie Jacobs on Pruitt-Igoe and Northside Regeneration

In her Metropolis column this month, under the title of “Saint Louis Blues”, Karrie Jacobs reflects on her fall visit to St. Louis (she was keynote speaker at the FORM Contemporary Design Show). The column takes on both the Northside … Continue reading

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Pruitt Igoe Now’s Exhibition of Finalists and Winners Opens on July 25

Pruitt Igoe Now Exhibition Opening Wednesday, July 25 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street (at Montgomery) The Old North St. Louis Restoration Group hosts the first exhibition presenting the winner … Continue reading

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Is St. Louis Ready for a “Land Run”?

by Michael R. Allen On June 25, the Pruitt Igoe Now design competition (staffed by the Preservation Research Office) announced its three winners, selected from its thirty-one finalists. The scope of the initial 346 submissions that envisions a new life … Continue reading

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Not the Day Modernism Died, Not Even the Day That Pruitt-Igoe Died

by Michael R. Allen Forty years ago today, demolition work started at the conjoined Pruitt and Igoe housing projects. On March 16, 1972, the St. Louis Housing Authority took down half of building A-16 in the Pruitt side of the … Continue reading

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Pruitt-Igoe Belongs to Us

by Michael R. Allen The St. Louis Development Corporation has proposed initiating a $100,000 two-year option on the 33-acre Pruitt-Igoe site for Paul J. McKee, Jr.’s Northside Regeneration LLC. During that time, the ddeveloper would have exclusive right to purchase … Continue reading

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Pruitt Igoe Now Submissions Due March 16

The start of the new year puts us two and a half months out from the deadline for the Pruitt Igoe Now ideas competition. The competition brief and submission requirements are posted at pruittigoenow.org. The competition takes as its starting … Continue reading

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