The Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture
Co-sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
"Were High-Rises Inevitable? Bureaucracy and Public Housing's Design Failures"
D. Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University
January 17, 2003, 3:30-5:30 pm
This paper examines in detail the reasons behind the construction of high-rise public housing in Chicago. Bureaucratic obsession with cost is at the center of the story. Ultimately, administrators in Chicago and Washington understood the problematic nature of high-rise designs but proceeded anyway, with disastrous results.
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