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Old October 10th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #141
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Named after the game: the Jengascraper
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Old October 11th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #142
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Wow, there is some great lexicon on this thread! LOVE IT!
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #143
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For those with a bit of extra money to spend: the Skypalace!
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #144
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A Skypalace in a Jengascraper? I'm so there!
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 11:06 AM   #145
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Two for you skydevils out there: skywalking and rooftopping
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Old October 24th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #146
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Bit of a far fetched one (literally) but since we don't really have a term for this I added it anyway: urban cosmos.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:22 PM   #147
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Banksy adding one to the dictionary as well: shyscraper.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #148
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Singidunum and I thought it was time to get the commieblock on the dictionary.
I compiled as much information I could find, and provided the original definition made by sOmeOne.
I am not sure if there is any variation of the commieblock or tower block on the dictionary already, particularly as other terms exist to define the plattenbau, the paneli, the projects or HLM, but the endearing commieblock term covers all of Eastern Europe.



Commieblock

A term created by sOmeOne in 2003.
SSC's post history does not go further than 2004, however a google search from 2003 provided me with this as the oldest thread still in existence:
Commieblock thread from November 2003


sOmeOne himself wrote this entry for the Urban Dictionary in 2005:
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Serial hi-rise public housing, usually tall concrete building that has identical buildings around it built in a cluster. Invented by socialist governments to provide fast and cheap housing for its citizens. Most of them are in countries like Russia and China and provide the bulk of public housing. Rare in Western countries, but some of American "projects" are in fact commieblocks. Modern commieblocks are very clean, comfortable and prove to be excellent housing type with many advantages over urban sprawl.
Commieblocks are Mass Human Storage Devices (credit WH, SSC)

A retrospective of the term's success by sOmeOne himself in 2005 in this thread.
Mantas claims the term "commie block" had been used in the old euroforums on hoogbouw.nl, but the link he gave is dead.

We have the Commieblock section in Euroscrapers that provides many examples around Eastern Europe and the World of commieblocks.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #149
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^ excellent, thanks What images do you think would go best with the entree?
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Old October 31st, 2013, 05:18 AM   #150
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I find this picture to be the best to define them. It has that vintage socialist look, and a massive sense of scale. Very easy to understand the "mass human storage device" that WhoseHomepage mentioned.

I also like this series of pictures to describe them: Krylatskoe District in Moscow


Singidunum also has a great thread that covers the standardization of these commieblocks, that contains many great pictures to choose from.

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We must select a smaller number of standard designs .. and conduct our mass building programs using only these designs over the course of, say, five years .. and if no better designs turn up, then continue in the same way for the next five years.

What's wrong with this approach, comrades?

-Nikita Khrushchev
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:23 PM   #151
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Thanks, commieblock will be added soon.

In the mean time introducing skyscraper fertilizer: citystuff.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 02:30 PM   #152
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Indeed this is helpful.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 12:23 PM   #153
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Inducting a classic: the commieblock!
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Old November 4th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #154
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Bless you if you are working in one: the tiescraper.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #155
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Putting things on top of other things: introducing the bobscraper.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #156
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One of my favorites: the skyscraperette.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #157
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A well known one but nonetheless: just added supertall to the dictionary
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #158
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Hi there superslender!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 09:04 AM   #159
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The dictionary's first stab at an -ism: Manhattanism.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #160
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