Case Studies

Chicago, Illinois


Altgeld Gardens

One of the first public housing developments in the United States, Altgeld Gardens was built between 1944 -1945 with 1,498 units on 190 acres on Chicago’s far south side. It was an early example of the promised community and family benefits of high-density low-rise public housing vs. high-density high-rise public housing. In 1954 the neighboring Philip Murray Homes, 500 two-story row-house designed homes, were added to the Altgeld community. The neighborhood became knows as Altgeld/Murray Homes.

Over a ten-year period, Lansing Housing Products (Tough Tek Metals®) was retained to provide hundreds of security doors and about twenty thousand safety and security screens in the renovation of approximately 1800 units at Altgeld/Murray Homes.

Altgeld Gardens Playground

Special design, model #604, Security Guard storm door.

Tough Tek Metals ® Safety Screens

Tough Tek Metals® screen detail showing tig welded joint. Screen withstands 100 lbs of static weight.

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What Clients Say About Security Doors

We chose the Lansing Housing Products ProVia model #460 3-lite entry door for our 96 unit complex because we wanted to replace the doors we had with an attractive but heavy-duty steel door.  We are very pleased with the quality of these doors and with customer service for making this process as easy as possible.

Royal Ann Spencer | Clarksdale Housing Authority Executive Director

I have completed several projects using Lansing’s screen doors on public housing units. I have been extremely pleased with Lansing’s performance and the quality of their products.

Donald L. Rochester Architect