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Old 03-31-2017, 06:31 PM   #41
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Re: High Rise Public Housing In Boston

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Bad as the disinvestment was that's too easy a scapegoat. Ultimately it's people who created the public housing pathology not the buildings.
You think? I always thought there must be something wrong with the building, even if it isn't the sole problem.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:12 PM   #42
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The buildings made it hard to keep order and for the vast majority of law abiders to stay safe and quarantine the criminal element. Stairwells and frequently broken elevators are dangerous places. They create chokepoints and allow others to hide.

That said, ultimately, this is due to the bad few who lived within. Its not hard to find stories about succesful, crime free housing projects
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:49 PM   #43
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^a voice of reason thats to the point....well said.
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The buildings made it hard to keep order and for the vast majority of law abiders to stay safe and quarantine the criminal element. Stairwells and frequently broken elevators are dangerous places. They create chokepoints and allow others to hide.

That said, ultimately, this is due to the bad few who lived within. Its not hard to find stories about succesful, crime free housing projects
+1. Just like there are well designed, sensitive Modernist plazas that everyone enjoys, and some that are hated by the public. It depends on the case.

Also look at these lists of the best ones:
http://www.azuremagazine.com/article...jects-of-2016/

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1163995
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