If you propose a high-rise public housing project in America, your opponents will almost certainly use Pruitt-Igoe as a rhetorical weapon against you – and defeat you with it. The Captain WO Pruitt Homes and William L Igoe Apartments, a racially segregated, middle-class complex of 33 11-storey towers, opened to great fanfare on the north side of St Louis between 1954 and 1956. But within a decade, it would become a decrepit warehouse exclusively inhabited by poor, black residents. Within two decades, it would undergo complete demolition. Whether you call Pruitt-Igoe’s short, troubled existence a failure of architecture, a failure of policy, or a failure of society, its fate remains bound up with, and reflective of, the fate of many American cities in the mid-20th century. Even before the dust settled from the infamous, widely televised 1972 implosion of one of Pruitt-Igoe’s buildings (the last of which wouldn’t fall until 1976), the argument that the design had … [Read more...] about Pruitt-Igoe: the troubled high-rise that came to define urban America – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 21
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It doesn’t take long after I drive out of the sleek OR Tambo international airport for the penny to drop. Again. Johannesburg is the bastard child of the worst aspects of capitalist greed and 20th-century racism. Nearly 150 years after its formation, this sprawling metropolis is still scarred by the sins of its genesis. Johannesburg – like Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and other cities in South Africa – is visibly and traumatically segregated. These remain cities divided. The rich of Johannesburg still live in the sumptuous northern suburbs, where the food at some restaurants is Michelin-star quality and house prices are eye-watering. These areas remain largely white, although that is changing at a glacial pace. The workers are in Soweto and Alexandra and other poor, crime-plagued black enclaves. It has always been this way with Johannesburg, and it remains pretty much as divided 25 years after apartheid collapsed and 29 years after Nelson Mandela walked out of … [Read more...] about Why are South African cities still so segregated 25 years after apartheid?
This unmarked stone crypt at an exclusive Jewish mausoleum is the likely final resting place of Jeffrey Epstein, DailyMail.com can reveal. Sources believe the pedophile financier's remains were transported to Loxahatchee, Florida so they could be entombed beside his parents, Pauline 'Paula' and Seymour Epstein. Cemetery staff have refused to say why they mysteriously removed the couple's memorial plate last Wednesday - the day after 66-year-old Epstein's low-key funeral in New York - and replaced it with a blank white slab. The neighboring crypt has a brand new, unmarked plate but when DailyMail.com contacted Epstein's only sibling Mark to confirm that the sex offender's remains were sealed inside, he raged: 'It's nobody's f**king business.' Mark, 65 - sole heir to the predator's $577 million fortune – added: 'It's a private family matter, you got that? I'm not going to answer your question.' Jeffrey Epstein was laid to rest beside his parents Pauline and Seymour Epstein at a … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein has been laid to rest in unmarked tomb besides his parents at a Jewish mausoleum in Florida that was arranged by his brother, who raged it’s ‘nobody’s f**king business’ to know where the pedophile had been buried
She helped make high-end Manolo Blahnik heels the must-have shoe of the 2000s. But Sarah Jessica Parker believes that no one is better suited to creating footwear for women, than other women - specifically female designers. The 54-year-old, who has her own shoe line, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, says years spent wearing heels are vital research. 'I don't think male designers have had the experience': Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured) said this week that she believes women are better equipped to design heels Think pink like Sarah in Zac Posen Zac Posen FW19 Browse the current collection here Buy now There was no missing Sarah Jessica Parker as she attended the NYC Ballet Gala. The iconic actress stunned in a pink gown from the Zac Posen FW19 collection. From the shiny taffeta material, to the corset style and contrasting billowing sleeves and skirt, it's a humdinger of a design! The off-the-shoulder cut is super flattering but it's … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t think male designers have had the experience of putting their own shoes on’: Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker believes women are better equipped to design high heels
She's just returned from a sun-drenched getaway on the Island of Capri in Italy. And on Thursday, Eva Longoria was right back to work as she arrived to present at Univision's Premios Juventud 2019 award show in Florida. The Desperate Housewives star, 44, donned a shiny black pantsuit for the occasion, her lacy black bralette peeking out from underneath. Back at it! Eva Longoria was right back to work on Thursday as she arrived to present at Univision's Premios Juventud 2019 award show in Florida She paired the look with a black choker, sweeping her ombre locks up in a voluminous ponytail. Her makeup was fresh and clean and featured rosy checks with purple eyeshadow and lots of black eyeliner. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Eva Longoria exudes elegance in strapless ballgown with a... Eva Longoria slips her gym-honed figure into a tiny white... I'm so Fancy! Iggy Azalea showcases her famous physique in... Eva Longoria spotted with the cutest carry-on at the airport... … [Read more...] about Eva Longoria sparkles in black suit as he joins Dora and the Lost City of Gold costars at the Premios Juventud 2019 awards show