Negative thoughts and publicity concerning the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe continue to affect opportunity for growth and change. In an attempt to wipe the slate clean a secret ops team is commissioned to track down all former inhabitants. Revolutionary new military technology is employed, obliterating all memory of the housing projects. A modern day Levittown stands in its place. A picture perfect life perpetuates like clockwork. Only a select few sense the disconnect. a rupture. a blankness.
As the government's resources continue to drain, the city descends into anarchy. Fear rules the streets. Out of the chaos a group seeks refuge in the forests of Pruitt-Igoe. A tree house architecture evolves, as well as informal self-governance. Soon, more St. Louisans voluntarily move to the growing ad hoc asylum of collaboration and communal living. The squatters claim their territory within the city – ever-growing. ever-shrinking. ever-changing.
McDonald's headquarters moves to the vacant Pruitt-Igoe site as a response to initiatives to bring jobs to St. Louis. The success of the company in the city continues to augment, and soon the economy of St. Louis is solely dependent on the fast-food empire. The golden arches rise higher and higher, soon casting a shadow on Saarinen's arch.
Year 3275 — Scientists at the turn of the 2nd millennium had just begun to understand the effects of climate change. The ancient city of St. Louis began to flood more and more, eventually becoming completely submerged under the ever-expanding waters of the Great Lakes. In order to avoid scorching temperatures, inhabitants live in submarine towns below the water's surface. The Pruitt-Igoe site becomes an oxygen farm, utilizing various seaweeds and algae. Harvesters yield crucial oxygen supplies making Pruitt-Igoe a source of life to the underwater residents.