Chicago’s Notorious Cabrini Green Housing Project- Whats Left In 2010.

Cabrini-Green is a Chicago Housing Authority public housing development on Chicago’s Near North Side, bordered by Evergreen Avenue on the north, Sedgwick Street on the east, Chicago Avenue on the south, and Halsted Street on the west. At its peak, Cabrini-Green was home to 15000 people, living in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings. Over the years, gang violence and neglect created terrible conditions for the residents, and the name “Cabrini-Green” became synonymous with the problems associated with public housing in the United States. Cabrini-Green was composed of 10 sections, built over a twenty-year period: the Frances Cabrini Rowhouses (1942), Cabrini Extension North and Cabrini Extension South (1958), and the William Green Homes (1962). The construction reflected the “urban renewal” approach to United States city planning in the mid-twentieth century. The Extension buildings were known as the “reds,” for their red brick exteriors, while the Green Homes, with reinforced concrete exteriors, were known as the “whites.” Many of the high-rise buildings originally had exterior porches called open galleries. A majority of residents in the completed complex were black. White flight from the complex escalated over the following decade; by the 1970s, its population was almost entirely black. During the worst years of Cabrini-Green’s problems, vandalism increased substantially. Gang members and miscreants covered interior walls with graffiti and damaged doors, windows, and

23 thoughts on “Chicago’s Notorious Cabrini Green Housing Project- Whats Left In 2010.”

  1. FOLKS KILL ME SPEAKIN’ NEGATIVE ABOUT THE PROJECTS. ALTHOUGH WE NEVER LIVED IN PROJECTS MANY WHITE FOLKS LIVED IN PROJECTS IN ST. LOUIS, MO IF NOT MAJORITY! IF WHITE FLKS DIDN’T MAKE IT SO HARD FOR BLCKS NEVER WOULD HV INSTILLED SELF HATRED IN THEM…SHAME ON YOU ALL!

  2. DaOldSchoolRapLova96

    i think chicago has the scarest lookin project high rises. there not like new yorks. these ones have like a grimmy look 2 em. like bad shit happens all the time there.

  3. @michelinman8592
    The slimebag tenants ruined and destroyed these homes working people were stuck paying for. LET THEM ROT.

  4. wow thanks for video i never been to Chicago but i was just wanting to see videos im watching Good Times the TV show and somebody sed it was based on here 😀

  5. Where are the porches on the apartments? I read on Wikipedia that they put steel outside of them so they couldn’t fall/jump/get thrown/throw garbage over the ledges.

  6. Good info. It appears that the city had no real interest in maintaining or fixing up these projects!

  7. MIKON8ERISBACK

    @SuperVanGogh13 Look no further than these failed housing projects for the reasons as to why socialism was a failed experiment. VOTE REPUBLICAN!

  8. i grew up here at the 1157 N. Cleveland building known as the 10 story reds. i’ve seen the good & the bad of Cabrini but most of it was bad. im glad to see that last high rise come down. im just glad my son doesnt have to go thru what i’ve been thru in Cabrini or what we former residents call the “Greens”. bye bye Greens & dont let the door hit you on the way out. CHI-CITY!!!

  9. Shut tha Fuck up you wouldnt understand shit if you wasnt from the Cabrini Green
    try being raised there on bread and water asshole it lots of people looking for jobs bitch….

  10. @michelinman8592 The Government should NOT be housing ANYone unless they are handicapped or too old to work. People do not take pride in or respect anything they get for free. They need to get off their lazy asses and WORK for a living like everyone else who is able-bodied. Haven’t we learned ANYTHING from the past 6 decades of government housing projects??!…

  11. @TGWMPE the city can’t control how filthy residents choose to live in their building!!!! Cabrini Green was not some public restaurant that needed to be inspected!!!!

  12. its officially been closed starting today the complete demolition ill be done around sometime next year

  13. @michelinman8592 You’re saying the buildings are at fault?
    You think the government can fix this?
    Shocking.

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