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Old August 19th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #1
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Public Housing / Tenements / Commie Blocks / Projects / Housing Estates

I had a previous thread called "Danchis in your city" but I decide to make a clearer one. Anyway, do you have images of public housing in your city?

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Singapore


Chicago


Toronto


London

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Old August 19th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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In my country or region, I would refer to these as housing estates; technically speaking up-to-date while rather spatious and oftenly enough directly connected to both parks and shopping centers. This is some of the ultimate in 1950's urban planning:

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Old August 20th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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I dont know what u would call these.. Commieblocks maybe.

Stockholm, anyhow..
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Here are some flats in public housing estates here in singapore.








The Housing & Development Board (HDB) came up with a briliant idea to make rooftop gardens of garages by adding paths, plants, playgrounds, seats and so on. It really beautify's the place. Must ncier than concrte. Maximises land use too.










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Old August 20th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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Singapore has one of the best public housing schemes in the world. 80% of the country's population live in public housing. You can see the difference between housing estates in this city compared to the ones in the west especially public housing estates like the former Cabrini Green in Chicago.

Hong Kong housing estates












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Old August 20th, 2005, 05:10 PM   #6
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uhmmm... sorry but, why are apartment buildings so ugly in france? at least in the south you've nearly none, and the ones you see are simply horrible. I mean, it's a wonderful country, a really beautiful one, but your blocks are awful guys...
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Park Hill Flats in Sheffield (ugly buildings):

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Old August 21st, 2005, 04:40 AM   #8
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There are more housing projects in NYC as you go more uptown to the tip, and the outer boroughs have a number of them as well.
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Actually Hong Kong and Singapore have the most housing estates in the world! Even Seoul! Especially in Singapore where 80% of the entire population lives in public housing!

Housing projects in Paris are mostly in the outskirts such as Sarcelles or Vitry Sur Seine. The city center preserves it's historical architecture although there are a few modern buildings in it.

More housing estates

Catia in Caracas, Venezuela







Ballymun in Dublin, Ireland





Bijlmer in Amsterdam, Netherlands





Danchis in Tokyo, Japan








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Old August 21st, 2005, 08:22 AM   #10
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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:28 AM   #11
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London ones are also highrise but I would like to see images of The Aylesbury estate. I hear that's the largest in Europe!

Glasgow, Scotland





Seoul, Korea


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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:57 AM   #12
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Some more from London...

The Trellick Tower, Ladbroke Grove... the ugliest block on the planet?









Trellick's little sister, the Balfron Tower on the other side of London:



From the side both blocks almost disappear:



Some other random shots...

Brentford Towers, West London:



Winstanley Estate, Battersea:



Makes you realise how little-photographed London's Estates are, its very hard to get photos off google
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 05:11 AM   #13
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The Trellick Tower looks brutal!

More housing estates

Alamar, Havana Cuba


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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #14
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To start of the long list of housing projects in NYC, let's just start with Manhattan.

Southbridge Towers, Alfread E Smith Houses, and LaGuardia Houses


Einstien Bldgs


Chatham Green


Baruch Houses


Robert Fulton Houses


Alphabet City


Catle Village


Lillian Ward Houses


Polo Ground Houses


Manhattanville Houses


Waterside Plaza


Taino Towers


Martin Luther King, Jr Houses


Lennox Terrace


Marble Hill Houses
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The infamous Pruitt-Igoe project, St. Louis (demolished 1972):

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Old August 24th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #16
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TalB, thanks for showing those images of NY housing projects! The city's projects have me alot of attention. I listen to alot of rap music and they mention the projects alot especially Nas.

I didn't know that St. Louis have medium rise housing projects constructed. Most US cities only have single storie projects such as the ones in Los Angeles or New Orleans.

Guess what, one of the architects of Pruitt-Igoe is Minoru Yamasaki who also designed the World Trade Center in New York. This was actually his first project.

http://www.predesign.org/Pruitt-Forum.html

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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #17
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i foind that public housing is seems to so similar in everywhere in world
they all the simialr outlook,and not to mention really ugly and boxy
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:30 AM   #18
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They may look ugly and boxy but they provide housing for the needy instead of slums.

More public housing

Tor Bella Monaca, Rome. Italy


Food Terminal, Manila. Philippines


Guess who designed the Pruitt-Egoe in St. Louis?

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Old August 24th, 2005, 11:33 AM   #19
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I didn't know that St. Louis have medium rise housing projects constructed. Most US cities only have single storie projects such as the ones in Los Angeles or New Orleans.
^That's actually not true at all. Most older major US cities all have or have had several highrise and midrise housing projects. They have recently been replacing them with lowrise developments, but they were definitely a feature of cities during the '60s, '70s and '80s. St. Louis, until about 1998 had at least 7 different highrise project developments. Today that number is down to about 4 or 5.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #20
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But most of these high-rise projects are in major cities like Chicago, Philadelphia or Buffalo.

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United States

Jeffries, Detroit


Brewster Douglass, Detroit


Canada

Regent Park, Toronto


Australia

Greenway, Sydney

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