Robert Taylor Homes Jackie Northam (NORR-thum) of member station WBEZ in Chicago reports on the demolition of Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes, the nation's largest public housing complex. Today, the first of 28 buildings met the wrecking ball, starting a process that is expected to go on years. Federal and local officials are hoping to replace the notoriously dreary high-rises with friendlier low-rise buildings and an industrial park to create jobs.

Robert Taylor Homes

Robert Taylor Homes

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Jackie Northam (NORR-thum) of member station WBEZ in Chicago reports on the demolition of Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes, the nation's largest public housing complex. Today, the first of 28 buildings met the wrecking ball, starting a process that is expected to go on years. Federal and local officials are hoping to replace the notoriously dreary high-rises with friendlier low-rise buildings and an industrial park to create jobs.