Did you miss your chance to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project? The St. Louis housing towers, built in the early 1950s, were demolished on March 16, 1972 (above), an event widely considered the death of modernism in architecture. (The architect behind Pruitt-Igoe, Minoru Yamasaki, designed another famously short-lived structure: the World Trade Center.) Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing complex is often considered in the same vein as Pruitt-Igoe, and Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a live video feed of the demolition of its last high-rise this month. Through April 24, the museum is sponsoring a public art show of LED lights which will be visible on the video feed from 7pm to 1am (central time) each day.
Below: the last housing tower at Cabrini-Green, site of the Museum of Contemporary Art's light installation