The infamous projects were developed over a period of 20 years reflecting the the urban renewal approach to US city planning in the mid-twentieth century. The 70-acre development was initially hailed as a salvation for the city’s poor but quickly became a war-zone that victimized those it was supposed to save.
Here is a time-lapse video I found on TRUE/SLANT of the demolition:
Chicago closes Cabrini-Green project – USA Today
Cabrini-Green Demolition: Notorious Housing Project Torn Down Slowly – Huffington Post
Watch Cabrini-Green disappear right before your eyes – True/Slant
Long Goodbye for Infamous Public Housing Complex – NPR
Cabrini-Green – Wikipedia Published in