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New Documentary Explores the Nearly-20 Year Demolition of Cabrini-Green

As new luxury apartment projects begin to surround the land that was once the large Cabrini-Green housing project, there's been a debate on what the call the area. After some debate, it seems like the Cabrini-Green name will stick around. But it wasn't too long ago that the project's tall towers sprawled over the 70 acre site, as the demolition work that began in the '90s finally concluded just a few years ago. A new documentary seeks to tell the story of Cabrini-Green residents who lived in the project during its twilight years and experienced its demolition and eventually their displacement. The film features over 20 years of footage and explores the contentious redevelopment of the area.
·Cabrini & Community [Gapers Block]
·70 Acres in Chicago - Trailer [Youtube]
·70 Acres in Chicago [Official website]

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