At the intersection of Division and Halsted on Chicago’s North Side, the Cabrini Green White Walls development was completed in 1962 as part of the urban renewal movement. Cheap construction methods and poor maintenance took their toll on the towers and in 1995 demolition of the eight towers began. Once a center of gang violence and social problems, Cabrini Green was reduced to one tower in 2010, nicknamed “Scamplife” by the residents, but it too was demolished in early 2011. The site now is fenced and empty.
The University of Michigan TCAUP
Critic: Vivian Lee
+Published in Agora, 2011