The Goldberg variation: High-rise public housing that works”

Maya Dukmasova in the Chicago Reader:

But while the towers of Cabrini-Green and the Robert Taylor Homes were torn down, [Bertrand Goldberg’s] Hilliard conspicuously survived. Today the quality of life at the development flies in the face of conventional wisdom about high-rise public housing and serves as a call to reexamine the root causes of dilapidation and despair at CHAs more infamous projects.

Hilliard is here to prove to you that it can work, and will work,” as one longtime resident puts it.

Opened in 1966, and still going strong.

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October 13, 2016 · city · public housing · chicago · tribune · hilliard · architecture · Maya Dukmasova · Chicago Reader

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