These places look like prisons. We had a fair share of them in Brooklyn and in New York. Housing projects are a joke. I find them to be very ugly and pretty much hilarious to look at. It's the most gangsta place to live, and I don't mean that in a good way.
They should not be cushy, they aren't and weren't suppose to be permanent. They are also not suppose to be apartments. If they are nice and cushy, then why would anyone want to leave. I am glad that they look the way they are, there should be no pride in living in them.