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Old May 6th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #21
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sure, good one.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #22
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Marseilles in the south of France:

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Old May 7th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #23
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We don't have commie block neighborhoods.

We have a few commie block buildings here and there.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #24
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Commiblocks in Mexico City...

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Old May 7th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #25
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #26
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #27
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Are the buildings in my complex considered commie blocks

Yes, HORRIBLE
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #28
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I don't know why people dislike commieblocks. As long as they're well maintained, functional, surrounded by green spaces and have good transit links I think they're pretty good!
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #29
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They are OK. The thing that I dislike about commieblocks is that they are monotonous for the most part...they all look the same. AND the people who are the fans of these commieblocks are also big haters of suburbs, which are as cookie cutter. That's why I am glad that they are non-existent here where I live.

I prefer diversity when it comes to urban planning. A few here or there isn't a problem.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #30
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well, commieblocks aren't that attractive, but they provide cheap, efficient housings.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #31
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I'll have to dig up a good photo of Edmonton's Oliver, Grandin and Rossdale neighbourhoods. However, there is too much of a mix of housing there, but still dominated by commieblocks, I guess.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #32
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well, commieblocks aren't that attractive, but they provide cheap, efficient housings.
Yeah, but if you have the money and the houses are "cheaper" in the US (for example), why live in a commiebock like those buildings?? By the way, who live there? Poor people?
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Old May 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #33
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Yeah, but if you have the money and the houses are "cheaper" in the US (for example), why live in a commiebock like those buildings?? By the way, who live there? Poor people?
Depends on which one
But there is one here called Atisaz (the last picture I posted) which is mostly rich and middle class people.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #34
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I don't know why people dislike commieblocks. As long as they're well maintained, functional, surrounded by green spaces and have good transit links I think they're pretty good!
That's true but unlike normal apartment flats or detached houses they are smaller... Mainly they have 3 rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a small balcony which is very depressing. Btw you exposed to listen gossips or screams of your neighbours all the time in a commieblock. Mostly they have depressing architecture style too.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #35
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Yeah, but if you have the money and the houses are "cheaper" in the US (for example), why live in a commiebock like those buildings?? By the way, who live there? Poor people?
Mostly criminals live in commieblocks at least here in the states.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #36
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I love Commieblocks. Am I weird?
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #37
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I love Commieblocks. Am I weird?
No I feel the same.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #38
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Depends on which one
But there is one here called Atisaz (the last picture I posted) which is mostly rich and middle class people.
Same with most c'block neiberhoods in Poland poor people ussualy live in old houses with little sun light.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #39
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Yeah, but if you have the money and the houses are "cheaper" in the US (for example), why live in a commiebock like those buildings?? By the way, who live there? Poor people?
Many people like to live closer to the centre, to facilities etc and often that means living in an apartment (not a commieblock though neccesarily). If everybody lived in a house on a big plot, very few people could live close to the centre and the city would take up a huge area which would then mean that public transport wouldn't work properly and the city woould have to become car dependant. It would also probably mean that the centre would 'die' in favour of retail malls on the outskirts. Understandably, many people don't like this idea.

Commieblocks are often unattractive but they don't have to be, some are quite nice neighbourhoods with lots of greenery and good public transport.

As for who lives there, in Western Europe it is mostly lower income households but in Eastern Europe it seems to be more mixed.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #40
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Still in Marseilles, the La Rouvière district, photo (and caps) by Chrispic. These buildings are very impressive when you see them for real, unfortunately it's a bit hard to find pics on the net.


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