Saturday, April 2, 2011

C is for Cabrini Green -The end of an Era

Hard to believe I grew up here. 

At its peak, Cabrini-Green was home to 15,000 people who were living in the mid- and high-rise apartment buildings. It took 20 years to complete the buildings beginning in the year 1942. We moved away when I was just a little girl but the impact of this place still stays with me. There was a very close knit family presence while living here. Neighbors raised each others children and looked out for one another. It was definitely a village raising it's children.

 No matter what the media and the public that did not experience this world thinks, this place was HOME to so many.
Demolition began on  Wednesday, March 30, 2011. 
This may have been an eyesore to the people in the surrounding areas but this meant so much for the ones that spent their lives here. 

RIP old friend you will be Missed

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