Just another sad example of how the policies of liberalism have failed America's poor, especially in urban areas. I guess old Buffalo Butt better start sending out resumes. Chicago shutters infamous public housing complex - BostonHerald.com CHICAGO â€” For decades, Chicagoâ€™s infamous Cabrini-Green high-rises â€” with their fenced-in balconies and horrific high-profile crimes â€” were a symbol of the failure of public housing in America. Their closure this month marks the end of an ugly era. The Cabrini high-rises were, to some, towering testaments to how Chicago public housing couldnâ€™t safely give shelter to the poorest of the poor. But to the final group of residents being rousted from the last building, Cabrini-Green was simply home. The 70-acre development was initially hailed as a salvation for the cityâ€™s poor that was emulated nationwide. But it quickly decayed into the kind of place where little boys were gunned down on their way to school and little girls were sexually assaulted and left for dead in stairwells.